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Title Day 2: Exploring Kinds of Circuits (Series/Parallel)
Description In this lesson/activity, students explore the differences between series and parallel circuits as they use the sim to light several bulbs at once. This is Day 2 of the 3 day unit, but can also be used independently.
Subject Physics
Level K-5
Type Lab
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords circuits, parallel circuit, series circuit
Simulation(s) Circuit Construction Kit: DC (HTML5), Circuit Construction Kit (DC Only)

Author(s) Meaghan Hixson
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School / Organization St Vrain Valley School District
Date submitted 8/4/14
Date updated 10/30/17