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In this unit, students will gain an understanding of concepts of static and current electricity. They will develop skill in gathering qualitative and quantitative data using a variety of electrical instruments and tools, and will compare the relationships among electrical current, resistance and potential difference. Students will apply their knowledge to the design and construction of an electrical circuit which performs a specific function. Safety concerns related to static and current electricity in daily life, and the safe use of tools and electrical equipment, are addressed. Students will evaluate the risks and benefits associated with electrical energy production and distribution in Canada.