Shocking! An Intro to Electricity

Anna Pollard
Tuesday 1PM (ET) - Spring 2025



Intro to Electricity Course Overview:

Can you imagine a world without electricity?

How would we survive without our computers, phones, TVs, Xbox, or tablets – not to mention lights, refrigerators, microwaves, and air-conditioning?

This one semester (15 week) Intro to Electricity course covers the basic concepts of electricity. Students will become familiar with the scientists of electricity who were instrumental in the developments that have brought us to where we are today. Students will learn and apply concepts related to electric charges, current flow, batteries, electrolysis, resistance, series & parallel circuits, ac/dc, electric power, magnetism, electromagnetism, transformers, motors, digital components, and solar cells. We will have an extraordinary time reading, watching, and performing hands-on experiments.

Grade Levels

  • 7-12


  • None


My grandson just loves your class. He understands electricity. I do not. Lol. He is my only grandson, and I am a retired teacher of 32 years. Thank you for such great lessons.


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Course Outline

  • Electron Theory, Charges, Static Electricity
  • Simple Circuits, Batteries, Current Flow, Electrical Power
  • Work and Energy
  • Series Circuits
  • Series Review & Parallel Circuits
  • S-P Circuits, LED, breadboards, 3 way switch, rheostats
  • Catch up on Circuits & Review GAME CH 1-5
  • Midterm Jeopardy
  • Magnetism
  • Electromagnetism Pt.1 Electricity, Magnetism
  • Electromagnetism.Pt.2 Inductance, Transformers
  • Electromagnetism Pt.3 Generators, Motors
  • Motor Review
  • Digital Components
  • Solar Fun & Final Game

Anna Pollard

Anna Pollard began her professional career in the graphic and web design industry as a Creative Director in the field of Informational Technology. She has a AAS in Commercial Art and Advertising Design, a BA in Computer Science, and a Masters degree in Business and Marketing.

After 15 years of professional IT work, she made a career change to share her technology knowledge with students and began a career in teaching for many years.

Anna is married, has a 27 year old son whom she also home schooled, and who is now a chef at a French restaurant.

Anna has adopted/rescued multiple cats and two horses. In her spare time, she helps with the horses at Love of Lacey Equine rescue in Bunn Level, NC. She is also a member of the Colored Pencil Society of America and creates colored pencil art work for show at local art galleries.

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