Lesson Focus

This lesson focuses on transformers as one of the most important components in any electrical system. Students engage in a hands-on activity where they build and test a simple but working transformer, using inexpensive materials.


Full Lesson Plan

Age Levels:

12 – 18


Students will:

  • Learn about what transformers do
  • Learn about how transformers are made
  • Make small demonstration transformers

Anticipated Learner Outcomes

 Students will gain:

  • Ability to understand and articulate what transformers are, what they do and where they can be found.
  • The importance of disciplined team work.
  • Problem solving.

Alignment to Curriculum Frameworks

Curriculum alignment sheet is included in PDF.