Education Technology

Discovering Ohm's Law

Published on 03/25/2005

Activity Overview

In this activity students use Vernier Voltage and Current Probes to investigate Ohm's Law.
The students collect data and use their graphing calculators to perform data analysis and "discover" Ohm's Law.

During the Activity

See attached file for lab instructions and instructor notes.
A generic lab data sheet usable for any lab is also attached.

After the Activity

Review student results:

  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary