# Circuit Construction Kit: DC

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### Description

Experiment with an electronics kit! Build circuits with batteries, resistors, ideal and non-Ohmic light bulbs, fuses, and switches. Determine if everyday objects are conductors or insulators, and take measurements with an ammeter and voltmeter. View the circuit as a schematic diagram, or switch to a lifelike view.

### Sample Learning Goals

• Explore basic electricity relationships.
• Explain basic electricity relationships in series and parallel circuits.
• Use an ammeter and voltmeter to take readings in circuits.
• Provide reasoning to explain the measurements and relationships in circuits.
• Build circuits from schematic drawings.
• Determine if common objects are conductors or insulators.
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Algebra-based Physics Semester one lessons, clicker questions, and schedule in pdf (Inquiry Based) Trish Loeblein UG-Intro
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Concept questions for Physics using PhET (Inquiry Based) Trish Loeblein HS
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Capacitor_Lab_Basics _html_Remote_lab Trish Loeblein HS
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Resistance in a Wire Remote Lab Trish Loeblein HS
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Ohm's Law Remote Lab Trish Loeblein HS
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Introduction to Circuits Remote Lab Trish Loeblein HS
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Discovering patterns of current and voltage in series and parallel circuits Argenta Price, Alan Calac HS Lab
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Circuit Construction Kit- series of three activitites (Inquiry Based) Trish Loeblein UG-Intro
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Using PhET in Electricity Unit Trish Loeblein HS
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Potential Difference in Circuits Archie Paulson, Kathrine Perkins, Steve Pollock UG-Intro Lab Physics
Series and Parallel circuits basics Kristi Goodwin MS Lab Physics
Circuit inquiry for Middle school Jefferson County Middle School Workshop MS Lab Physics
Intro to Series and Parallel Circuits Elyse Zimmer HS Lab Physics
How Can You Light A Bulb? Julie Henderleiter MS
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Exploring Circuits Rosemary Boardman MS Guided Physics
Circuit Lab 2 - Series and Parallel Circuits Amy Jordan HS Lab Physics
Circuits 3 Day Unit Meaghan Hixson K-5 Lab Physics
Day 3: Conductors and Insulators Meaghan Hixson K-5 Lab Physics
Day 1: Lighting a Bulb Meaghan Hixson K-5 Lab Physics
Day 2: Exploring Kinds of Circuits (Series/Parallel) Meaghan Hixson K-5 Lab Physics
Discovering Ohm's Law Inquiry Lab Jeremy Booher HS
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Intro to Ohm's Law Bob Poltis HS
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Discovering Series Circuits David Wirth MS
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Resistivity in a wire Bill Stanton HS Lab Physics
Activity in Electricity and Magnetism (Resistor Networks and Kirchhoff's Rules) Lowell Gabunilas HS
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Series, parallel circuits Bilal Sengez HS Remote
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Understanding Circuits David Wirth UG-Intro
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Series Circuit Simulation Bill Braun HS Lab
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Parallel Circuit Electrical Relationships Bill Braun HS Remote
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I, V and R in circuits Suchitra CHEPIN HS
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DC Measuring Devices Omar Adwan UG-Intro Lab
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Capacitor and Dielectric 2 Bassam Rashed Other
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Electricity in the Home David Wirth HS HW
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Conductors and Insulators Heather Gaughan K-5 Guided
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Electrical Circuits Intro Heather Gaughan K-5 Guided
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Ohm's Law Kristy Jernigan, Judith Stucky, Melanie Essink HS Guided
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Electric Circuits Simulation: Building Models Larry Smith UG-Intro Remote
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Ohm's Law Lab - Virtual Eric Weiss HS
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Simple Series and Parallel Circuits Lab David Waters HS
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DC Circuit Lab Sean Boston HS
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Conductors and Insulators Yanel Leroux K-5 Lab
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Series & Parallel Circuits PhET Lab Michael Aitken HS Demo
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Virtual Circuit Lab Derek Martin HS
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Virtual Lab - Circuit Basics Jeremy smith MS
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Circuit Lab 1 - Properties of Electric Circuits Amy Jordan HS Lab Physics
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De Resistencia y Ley de Ohm Trish Loeblein (traducción Diana López) HS
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SECUNDARIA: Alineación PhET con programas de la SEP México (2011 y 2017) Diana López HS
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Introducción a Circuitos Eléctricos Trish Loeblein (traducción Diana López) HS
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PREPARATORIA: Alineación de PhET con programas de la DGB México (2017) Diana López UG-Intro
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PRIMARIA: Alineación con programas de la SEP México (2011 y 2017) Diana López K-5
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Električni otpor i Ohmov zakon Anita Sečan MS Guided Physics
Mjerenje struje i napona Anita Sečan MS
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Spajanje više trošila Anita Sečan Other Guided Physics
Zekering gebruiken als beveiliging tegen Kortsluiting en overbelasting. Loran de Vries MS Lab
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Elektriciteit Roland Van Kerschaver Other
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Arbeitsblatt einfache Stromkreise v.1.0 Lukas Feitknecht UG-Adv Guided Physics
Laboratorio virtuale di circuiti cinzia scorzoni HS Guided
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Costruzione di circuiti in serie e in parallalelo, misura dell'intensità e tensione, scoperta di conduttori e insolanti. Alessandra De Conti MS Lab
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ASSOCIAÇÃO DE RESISTORES W. Q. NEVES - IFCE HS Lab
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Montagem Circuito DC - Lab Virtual José Lucas Nassif Maluf HS Lab
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Eletrodinâmica (Atividades) nos OA's do PhET Artur Araújo Cavalcante e Gilvandenys Leite Sales HS
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Atividades sobre Eletricidade nos OA's do PhET Artur Araújo Cavalcante e Gilvandenys Leite Sales MS
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Associação de Resistores (Misto) no "Circuit Construction Kit: DC (HTML5)" Artur Araújo Cavalcante e Gilvandenys Leite Sales HS
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Associação de Resistores (Paralelo) no "Circuit Construction Kit: DC (HTML5)" Artur Araújo Cavalcante e Gilvandenys Leite Sales HS
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Associação de Resistores (Série) no "Circuit Construction Kit: DC (HTML5)" Artur Araújo Cavalcante e Gilvandenys Leite Sales MS
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Conceitos de Circuitos Elétricos no "Circuit Construction Kit: DC (HTML5)" Artur Araújo Cavalcante e Gilvandenys Leite Sales Other
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Voltagem, Amperagem e Resistência Elétrica no "Circuit Construction Kit: DC (HTML5)" Artur Araújo Cavalcante e Gilvandenys Leite Sales HS
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Circuitos Elétricos (Básico) no "Circuit Construction Kit: DC (HTML5)" Artur Araújo Cavalcante e Gilvandenys Leite Sales Other
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Leis de Kirchhoff Thiago Henrique de Vasconcelos UG-Intro
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Guia de Laboartorio Círcuito en Serie Julio Manuel Lora Pino MS Lab Physics
Circuits Scape Room Manel Ibanez MS Lab Physics
U3S14L1 Circuitos eléctricos Phet FRANCISCO CRUZ CANTU HS MC
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Hoja de trabajo José Ricardo Gutiérrez Torres UG-Intro
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Guía Docente Electricidad karla Sanchez HS Lab Physics
UNIDAD3 S14 L1 Medir voltajes FRANCISCO CRUZ CANTU MS
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Guia de trabajo - Kit de Construcción de Circuitos: CD Julio César Páez García - Maria Camila Llorente Castro K-5 Guided Physics
Ley de Ohm y circuitos básicos Eugenio Manuel Fernández HS Remote
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Albanian All shqip Kompleti për ndërtimin e qarkut: DC
Arabic All العربية أدوات بناء الدائرة: التيار المستمر
Azerbaijani All Azerbaijani Circuit Construction Kit: DC
Basque All Euskara Zirkuituak eraikitzeko tresneria: KZ
Belarusian All беларускі Канструктар ланцугоў пастаяннага току
Bosnian All Bosanski Strujno kolo - jednosmjerna struja (DC)
Bulgarian All български Circuit Construction Kit: DC
Catalan All català Kit de construcció de circuit: corrent continu (CC)
Chinese (Simplified) All 中文 (中国) 电路组建实验:直流
Chinese (Traditional) All 中文 (台灣) Circuit Construction Kit: DC_電路組裝套件：直流電
Croatian All hrvatski Dizajniranje strujnih krugova
Czech All čeština Stavebnice obvodů: DC
Danish All Dansk Kredsløbs-konstruktion: DC
Dutch All Nederlands Circuit constructiedoos: gelijkstroom
Estonian All Eesti Vooluringi koostamine: Alalisvool
Faroese All Faroese Ravmagn verkstað
Finnish All suomi Piirirakennussarja (vain DC)
French All français Kit de construction de circuit: CC
German All Deutsch Stromkreise schalten: Gleichstrom
Greek All Ελληνικά Εργαλειοθήκη δημιουργίας κυκλωμάτων: Συνεχές ρεύμα
Gujarati All Gujarati વિદ્યુત પરિપથ નિર્માણ કીટ: DC
Hebrew All עברית בניית מעגל חשמלי: DC
Hindi All हिंदी परिपथ निर्माण सामग्री : DC
Hungarian All magyar Áramkörépítő egyenfeszültségre
Icelandic All íslenska Rafrásarsmíðasett: Jafnstraumur
Indonesian All Bahasa Indonesia Circuit Construction Kit: DC
Italian All italiano Kit creazione circuiti: corrente continua
Japanese All 日本語 直流回路キット
Kazakh All Kazakh Тұрақты токтың электр тізбегі
Korean All 한국어 회로제작 키트: DC
Latvian All Latviešu Elektriskās ķēdes veidošana (DC)
Lithuanian All Lietuvių Elektrinės grandinės sudarymas
Maori All Maori Circuit Construction Kit: DC
Marathi All मराठी विद्युत परिपथ जोडणी संच - DC
Mongolian All Монгол (Монгол) Хэлхээний Иж бүрдэл: Тогтмол Гүйдэл
Norwegian Bokmal All Norsk bokmål DC-Kretskonstruksjon
Norwegian Nynorsk All Norwegian Nynorsk Circuit Construction Kit: DC
Persian All فارسی Circuit Construction Kit: DC
Polish All polski Obwody prądu stałego
Portuguese All português Kit de Construção de Circuitos: DC
Portuguese (Brazil) All português (Brasil) Kit para Montar Circuito DC
Romanian All română Kit construcție circuite c. c.
Russian All русский Электрическая цепь постоянного тока
Serbian All Српски Струјно коло - једносмерна струја (DC)
Slovak All Slovenčina Stavebnica elektrických obvodov: jednosmerný prúd
Slovenian All Slovenščina Enosmerni električni krog
Spanish All español Kit de Construcción de Circuitos: CD
Spanish (Mexico) All español (México) Kit de construcción de circuitos: CD
Spanish (Peru) All español (Perú) Equipo de Construcción de Circuitos: DC
Swedish All svenska Konstruera kretsar (Likström)
Tamil All Tamil நேரோட்ட சுற்றை உருவாக்கும் கருவிப்பெட்டி
Telugu All Telugu విద్యుద్వలయ నిర్మాణ సామాగ్రి పేటిక:DC; అనువాదం:ఉడిత్యాల రమణ
Thai All ไทย ชุดเครื่องมือต่อวงจรไฟฟ้า: กระแสตรง
Turkish All Türkçe Devre Kurulum Aracı: DC
Ukrainian All українська Лабораторія електрики: Постійний струм
Uzbek All Uzbek Elektr zanjirini yig‘ish:O‘zgarmas tok
Vietnamese All Tiếng Việt Bộ lắp ráp mạch điện: DC

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