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Physics: Circuit Construction Kit (HS)

by Texas Instruments - Simulation Lesson


  • 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.


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

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: 

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