Physics: Circuit Construction Kit (HS)

by
Texas
Instruments
- Simulation Lesson

Updated on October 04, 2017

#### Objectives

- 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.

#### Vocabulary

- ampere
- resistance
- battery
- resistor
- circuit diagram
- series circuit
- electric current
- switch
- ohm
- volt
- parallel circuit
- voltage

#### About the Lesson

Adapted from a PhET^{TM} 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:

- Describe an electric circuit.
- Use formulas to calculate resistance, voltage and current.
- Construct series and parallel circuits.