In this lesson, students will simulate, observe and manipulate electric current, voltage and resistance.
- Students will describe electric current, voltage, and resistance and the units of measurements for these physical quantities.
- Students will construct series and parallel circuits.
- Students will solve current-voltage-resistance equations for series and parallel circuits.
- circuit diagram
- series circuit
- electric current
- parallel circuit
About the Lesson
Adapted from a PhETTM simulation, this lesson uses a simulation environment for construct electric circuits. Students construct series and parallel circuits. They also work with equations relating voltage, current, and resistance.
As a result, students will:
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- Describe an electric circuit.
- Use formulas to calculate resistance, voltage and current.
- Construct series and parallel circuits.