Circuit Construction Kit: DC

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  • Series Circuit
  • Parallel Circuit
  • Ohm's Law
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  • Series Circuit
  • Parallel Circuit
  • Ohm's Law
  • Kirchoff's Law

Description

Experiment with an electronics kit! Build circuits with batteries, resistors, 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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Capacitor_Lab_Basics _html_Remote_lab A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines. This contribution was designed by PhET. Trish Loeblein UG-Intro
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Resistance in a Wire Remote Lab A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines. This contribution was designed by PhET. Trish Loeblein UG-Intro
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Ohm's Law Remote Lab A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines. This contribution was designed by PhET. Trish Loeblein UG-Intro
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Introduction to Circuits Remote Lab A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines. This contribution was designed by PhET. Trish Loeblein HS
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Concept questions for Physics using PhET (Inquiry Based) A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines. This contribution was designed by PhET. Trish Loeblein HS
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Discovering patterns of current and voltage in series and parallel circuits A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines. This contribution was designed by PhET. Argenta Price, Alan Calac HS Guided
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Circuit Construction Kit- series of three activitites (Inquiry Based) A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines. This contribution was designed by PhET. Trish Loeblein UG-Intro
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Using PhET in Electricity Unit A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines. This contribution was designed by PhET. Trish Loeblein UG-Intro
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Potential Difference in Circuits A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines. This contribution was designed by PhET. Archie Paulson, Kathrine Perkins, Steve Pollock UG-Intro Lab Physics
Series and Parallel circuits basics A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines. Kristi Goodwin MS Lab Physics
Circuit inquiry for Middle school A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines. Jefferson County Middle School Workshop MS Lab Physics
Intro to Series and Parallel Circuits A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines. Elyse Zimmer HS Lab Physics
How Can You Light A Bulb? A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines. Julie Henderleiter MS
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Exploring Circuits A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines. Rosemary Boardman MS Guided Physics
Circuit Lab 2 - Series and Parallel Circuits A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines. Amy Jordan HS Lab Physics
Circuits 3 Day Unit A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines. Meaghan Hixson K-5 Lab Physics
Day 3: Conductors and Insulators A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines. Meaghan Hixson K-5 Lab Physics
Day 1: Lighting a Bulb A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines. Meaghan Hixson K-5 Lab Physics
Day 2: Exploring Kinds of Circuits (Series/Parallel) A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines. Meaghan Hixson K-5 Lab Physics
Series Circuit Simulation Bill Braun HS HW
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Parallel Circuit Electrical Relationships Bill Braun HS Remote
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Kirchhoff's Law Omar Adwan HS
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I, V and R in circuits Suchitra CHEPIN UG-Intro
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Ohm's Law Omar Adwan UG-Intro
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DC Measuring Devices Omar Adwan UG-Intro Lab
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Capacitor and Dielectric 2 Bassam Rashed UG-Adv
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Electricity in the Home David Wirth HS Remote
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Conductors and Insulators Heather Gaughan K-5 Guided
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Electrical Circuits Intro Heather Gaughan K-5 Remote
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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 UG-Intro
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DC Circuit Lab Sean Boston UG-Intro
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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 UG-Intro
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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
De Resistencia y Ley de Ohm A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines. This contribution was designed by PhET. Trish Loeblein (traducción Diana López) MS
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Introducción a Circuitos Eléctricos A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines. This contribution was designed by PhET. Trish Loeblein (traducción Diana López) UG-Intro
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SECUNDARIA: Alineación PhET con programas de la SEP México (2011 y 2017) This contribution was designed by PhET. Diana López MS
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Leis de Kirchhoff Thiago Henrique de Vasconcelos UG-Intro
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