Circuit Activity 2 Series & Parallel Circuits (Inquiry Based) A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines.


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Title Circuit Activity 2 Series & Parallel Circuits (Inquiry Based)
Description The students will use the simulation to learn the goals through an inquiry approach. This lab uses the simulation and lab equipment both. This is the second of a series of three labs. Learning Goals: Students will be able to: Discuss basic electricity relationships in series and parallel circuits & Analyze the differences between real circuits and the simulated ones & Build circuits from schematic drawings & Use a multimeter to take readings in circuits & Provide reasoning to explain the measurements in circuits.
Subject Physics
Level High School, Undergrad - Intro
Type Concept Questions, Lab
Duration 120 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords Circuits, Electricity, phet activity
Simulation(s) Circuit Construction Kit (AC+DC), Circuit Construction Kit (DC Only)


Author(s) Trish Loeblein
Contact Email patricia.loeblein@colorado.edu
School / Organization PhET CU Boulder
Date submitted 7/30/05
Date updated 7/7/13