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We had been in a cooking project which lead us to cooking appliances used in the kitchen mainly the skillet, crock pot, blender and magic bullet. We have several questions for someone who might be able to share how electricity works in relation to these items.
Today, several children joined to sketch a cord from a crock pot. One question that has come up several times is whether or not the electricity that powers kitchen appliances is different from those that power our cell phones, lamps, etc. A child wondered if we sketched, investigated, compared and contrasted the two cords if that would answer our question. So, we started that journey today.
Above: A child (4.8) sketches the cord. He counts five lines in the cord and draws five lines on his paper. He then identifies a square and makes it. He then traces the rest of the cord before completing his work.