Intro to Circuits


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Title Intro to Circuits
Description This activity allows students to experiment with circuits involing light bulbs and batteries in order to draw conclusions about voltage and current in series and parallel circuits by looking at the brightness of the bulbs. The attached concept test should be administered prior to and after the activity. Objectives: 1. Students will be able to differentiate between series and parallel circuits. 2. Students will be able to identify and explain applications for using series and parallel circuits. 3. Students will be able to describe the effect of different battery connections in a circuit.
Subject Physics
Level High School
Type Lab
Duration 30 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords Circuits, Electricity
Simulation(s) Conductivity


Author(s) Katherine Frett
Contact Email kmfrett@yahoo.com
School / Organization Green Mountain High School
Date submitted 2/27/07
Date updated 2/27/07