Electricity and Magnetism 

Big idea:
The electromagnetic force produces both electricity and magnetism.

  • Format

  • Recommended for 

    Grade 7
  • Starting Date

    Upon sign up
  • Access for

    36 weeks

This dynamic course offers an in-depth exploration of energy and electromagnetism, covering various types of energy, the law of conservation of energy, energy transfer and transformation, as well as the principles and applications of electromagnetism. Students will gain a solid understanding of electric energy, circuits, electricity generation, renewable and nonrenewable energy resources, and the consequences of energy use. They will also delve into the fascinating world of magnets, electromagnetism, and electromagnetic induction.

The course begins by introducing the different types of energy and their properties. Students will explore the fundamental concept of the law of conservation of energy, understanding that energy cannot be created or destroyed but only transferred or transformed. They will gain insights into energy transfer and transformation, and how energy can be converted from one form to another.

Next, students will delve into electric energy, investigating static electricity and current electricity. They will gain an understanding of conductors and insulators and explore the components of an electric circuit. The course covers the generation of electricity and provides an overview of the steps involved in electricity production in a power plant.Furthermore, students will explore the diverse forms of energy resources, distinguishing between renewable and nonrenewable sources. They will examine the consequences of energy use, including environmental impacts and sustainability considerations. The course emphasizes the importance of energy conservation and introduces strategies for minimizing energy consumption.

In addition, the course delves into the world of magnets, their types, and properties. Students will explore the Earth as a giant magnet, understanding its magnetic field and its impact on various phenomena. They will gain insights into the principles of electromagnetism, discovering how electricity can produce a magnetic field and how a magnetic field can produce electricity. The course covers electromagnets and explores the concept of electromagnetic induction.

By the conclusion of this course, students will have developed a comprehensive understanding of energy and electromagnetism. They will appreciate the various forms of energy, the principles of energy transfer and transformation, and the role of electric circuits in energy distribution. Students will also gain insights into electricity generation, the impact of energy use, and the importance of energy conservation. Additionally, they will explore the fascinating world of magnets and electromagnetism, understanding their properties and the principles of electromagnetic induction. This knowledge will provide a solid foundation for further studies or careers in fields related to energy, electricity, and electromagnetism.

What's included?

  • 10 Lessons
  • Goal Setting Exercise
  • 9 Sets of Slides with notes & activities
  • 9 Exit Tickets - Formative Assessments
  • 60+ Learning Resources
  • 1 Quiz - Summative Assessment 
  • 1 Self- Assessment
  • 1 Certificate


    • Types of energy 
    • Law of conservation of energy 
    • Energy transfer and transformation 
    • Conductors and insulators 
    • Uses of electric energy 
    • Electricity: static and current 
    • Components of an electric circuit 
    • Generation of electricity 
    • Steps of electricity production in a power plant 
    • Renewable and nonrenewable energy resources
    • Consequences of energy use 
    • Energy conservation 
    • Magnets: types and properties
    • Earth as a giant magnet
    • Electromagnetism: electricity can produce a magnetic field and a magnetic field can produce electricity 
    • Electromagnets
    • Electromagnetic induction 

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