# Circuit Construction Kit (DC Only)

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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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### Teacher Tips

 Overview of sim controls, model simplifications, and insights into student thinking ( PDF ).

### Teacher-Submitted Activities

Algebra-based Physics Semester one lessons, clicker questions, and schedule in pdf (Inquiry Based) Trish Loeblein UG-Intro
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HW
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Demo
Physics
Concept questions for Physics using PhET (Inquiry Based) Trish Loeblein HS
UG-Intro
MC Physics
Visualization and Visual Illusions SIM Homework Kathy Perkins, Carl Wieman UG-Intro HW Physics
Circuit Construction Kit- series of three activitites (Inquiry Based) Trish Loeblein UG-Intro
HS
HW
Lab
Physics
Using PhET in Electricity Unit Trish Loeblein HS
UG-Intro
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Demo
Physics
Potential Difference in Circuits Archie Paulson, Kathrine Perkins, Steve Pollock UG-Intro Lab Physics
Circuit 1 Properties of Electric Circuits (Inquiry Based) Trish Loeblein UG-Intro
HS
Lab
CQs
Physics
Circuit activity 2 Series and Parallel Circuits using only CCK (Inquiry Based) Trish Loeblein UG-Intro
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Lab
CQs
Physics
Circuit 1 Properties of electric Circuits using only CCK(Inquiry Based) Trish Loeblein UG-Intro
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Lab
CQs
Physics
Circuit activity 3 Combination Circuits using CCK only (Inquiry Based) Trish Loeblein UG-Intro
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Lab
CQs
Physics
Circuit Activity 2 Series & Parallel Circuits (Inquiry Based) Trish Loeblein HS
UG-Intro
Lab
CQs
Physics
Circuit activity 3 Combination Circuits (Inquiry Based) Trish Loeblein UG-Intro
HS
CQs
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
K-5
Lab
Guided
Physics
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
An investigation into Building Electric Circuits (Inquiry Based) Karen King HS
MS
Lab Physics
Circuit Construction Kit (DC Only), Virtual Lab Elizabeth Hobbs HS Lab Physics
Parallel Circuit Electrical Relationships Bill Braun HS HW
Lab
Circuit design challenge Philip Kukulski HS Other
Lab
Physics
How do PhET simulations fit in my middle school program? Sarah Borenstein MS Other Earth Science
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Circuit Construction Kit Simulation Homework Kathy Perkins, Carl Wieman HS
UG-Intro
HW Physics
Current in DC Circuits Chris Keller UG-Intro Lab Physics
MS and HS TEK to Sim Alignment Elyse Zimmer HS
MS
Other Chemistry
Physics
Biology
Understanding Circuits David Wirth HS
UG-Intro
Lab
HW
Remote
Discuss
Physics
Circuits basics - Power Suchitra CHEPIN HS
UG-Intro
Guided
Lab
Remote
Physics
DC Circuit Lab Sean Boston UG-Intro
HS
Lab Physics
Virtual Circuit Lab Derek Martin HS
UG-Intro
MS
Lab
Guided
Physics
Combination Circuits and Kirchoff's Laws Aubry Farenholtz HS
UG-Intro
Guided Physics
Mjerenje struje i napona Anita Sečan MS Guided Physics
Circuit Lab 1 - Properties of Electric Circuits Amy Jordan HS Lab Physics
Circuit Construction Kit (DC Circuits) PhET Lab Guy Belleman MS
HS
Lab Physics
Power in a Circuit Russell Sears HS Lab
Guided
HW
Physics
Circuits lab manual with experimental& theoretical value comparison Fatih Gozuacik Grad
HS
UG-Intro
Guided
Lab
Demo
HW
Physics
Other
Series and Parallel Circuits Basics Amanda HS
MS
Guided
Lab
Physics
Introduction to Current and Kirchhoff's Junction Rule Patricia Martinez HS
MS
Guided
HW
Physics
A PhET-Based Laboratory Activity in Teaching Direct Current Circuits (Guided Inquiry with Formative Assessment) Sotero Jr. Malayao, Vel Marie C. Palisbo, Arlyn S. Pusta, Jonell B. Razo K-5 Guided Physics
Online Lab Series/Parallel Circuits Dorian McIntire UG-Intro
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MS
HW
Lab
Physics
Other
Introduction to Current, Voltage, and Resistance Karen King HS Lab Physics
Digital Curriculum Technology Circuits Alana Nabirali K-5 Lab
Completing a circuit Annie Cai K-5 Lab Physics
Combined Series and Parallel Circuits Jeffrey Hsi HS
UG-Intro
Lab Physics
Circuit Virtual Lab (Ohm's Law) Alicia Grine HS
MS
Lab Physics
What Affects Resistance Ashley Teslicka HS Lab Physics
Virtual Circuit Lab Joanna MacDonald HS Lab Physics
Measuring Current in a Series Circuit Darya K. K-5 Lab Physics
Electrical Circuits (Series vs Parallel) Constantina K-5 Lab
Circuit Construction Kit Kevin Fairchild HS Lab Physics
Explore voltage, current and resistance in DC circuit Chee Heong Lee MS
HS
Lab
Other
DC Parallel Circuits Michael Noel HS Lab Physics
Series Circuits Electrical Relationships Bill Braun HS HW
Lab
Physics
Intro to Parallel & Series Circuits Lucien Blain HS Lab
Circuit Simulation Lab James Giessner HS Lab
Circuit Creator Sarah Stanhope HS Lab
ΦΥΛΛΟ ΕΞΟΙΚΕΙΩΣΗΣ με το Circuit Construction Kit (Virtual Lab Version DC Only) Νικόλαος Κυπριωτάκης HS
MS
Other
Other
Demo
Physics
Batteries in series and parallel dorina kosztin MS
HS
UG-Intro
Lab Physics
Exploring Current in a Parallel Circuit dorina kosztin MS
UG-Intro
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Lab Physics
Exploring Voltage in Series Circuits dorina kosztin MS
HS
UG-Intro
Lab
D.C Circuit Simulation 2 - Series and Parallel Pauline Seales HS Lab
D.C Circuit Simulation 1 Pauline Seales HS Lab
Charge and Energy Conservation in Circuits Inquiry Lori Andersen UG-Intro
HS
Lab
CQs
Physics
Series and Parallel Circuits Nicole Murawski HS Lab Physics
Series and Parallel Circuits Inquiry Christopher Link MS Lab
Series Circuits Paul Longwell HS Lab Physics
Intro to Circuits Patricia Martinez HS Lab Physics
Resistance in Series Circuit Leslie Trexler HS Lab
resistance in parallel circuit Leslie Trexler HS Lab
Homework Activity I Tom OKuma, Kastro Hamed UG-Intro
K-5
HW Physics
Circuit Principles and Applications Nathan Balasubramanian HS Lab Physics
Circuit rules - series and parallel Unknown Unknown MS HW
Beginning circuits Leslie Trexler HS Lab
Series and Parallel Circuits Robert Kennedy HS Lab Physics
Circuit Construction Kit Gretchen Swanson HS Lab Physics
Circuit Construction Kit: DC & AC Exploration curt miller HS Lab Physics
Ohm's Law Stephan Graham HS Lab Physics
circuits in parallel and in series Beta Keramati UG-Intro Lab Physics
Electron Flow Rate through Simple Circuits Bill Brinkhorst, Jerry Taylor and Bill Brinkhorst HS HW Physics
CCK - Series & Parallel - Current Flow Steve Reeves HS HW Physics
Električni otpor i Ohmov zakon Anita Sečan MS Guided Physics
les lois de la tension Iqbal Chemsi MS Guided Physics
Puissance electrique Bernard Lacour Other Lab Physics
Εκφορτίσεις και Ηλεκτρικά Κυκλώματα Νικόλαος Κυπριωτάκης MS CQs
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ΣΥΝΔΕΣΜΟΛΟΓΙΕΣ ΑΝΤΙΣΤΑΤΩΝ, Γενικός Οδηγός Οργάνωσης Διδασκαλίας Νικόλαος Κυπριωτάκης MS
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Αντίσταση των καλωδίων σύνδεσης Νικόλαος Κυπριωτάκης MS
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Ανάλυση Απλών Ηλεκτρικών Κυκλωμάτων Νικόλαος Κυπριωτάκης MS
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Παράλληλη Σύνδεση (ομοίων) Αντιστατών Νικόλαος Κυπριωτάκης MS
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Σύνδεση (ομοίων) Αντιστατών σε Σειρά Νικόλαος Κυπριωτάκης HS
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Επιβεβαίωση του Νόμου του Ohm Νικόλαος Κυπριωτάκης HS
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Μέτρηση Τάσης - 'Εντασης, Υπολογισμός Αντίστασης Νικόλαος Κυπριωτάκης HS
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sperimenta e rispondi giuliana lo giudice HS Guided
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Physics
Circuiti in serie e in parallelo Giorgia Vagnoni MS Guided Physics
Strāvas un sprieguma noteikšana virknes un paralēlslēgumā Ieva Leja MS Lab
Associação de Resistores - Série - Paralela e Mista Edson Fabrício Dias da Silva UG-Intro
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CQs
Physics
Associação de resistores e geradores. Anaximandro Dalri Merizio HS Lab
Computer Simulations as a Tool to Assist Teaching Basics of Electromagnetism (Simulações Computacionais Como Ferramenta Auxiliar ao Ensino de Conceitos Básicos de Eletromagnetismo) Josué Antunes de Macêdo & Adriana Gomes Dickman MS Other
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Circuits Scape Room Manel Ibanez MS Lab Physics
Hoja de trabajo José Ricardo Gutiérrez Torres HS
UG-Intro
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Guía Docente Electricidad karla Sanchez HS Lab Physics
CIRCUITOS RESISTIVOS DE C.C. Adolfo Fajardo UG-Intro HW
Discuss
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Resistencias en serie y en paralelo Cinthia Reyes HS HW Physics
Elektriska kretsar Ingrid Johansson HS HW Physics
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Albanian All shqip Mjetet Per Ndertimin e Qarqeve (Vetem DC)
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Arabic All العربية طقم ادوات انشاء دائرة كهربائية
Armenian All Armenian Հաստատուն հոսանքի շղթաների կառուցման լաբարատորիյա
Basque All Euskara KZ-zirkuituak eraikitzeko tresneria
Belarusian All беларускі Зборка ланцуга пастаяннага току
Bosnian All Bosanski Komplet zа jednosmjernu struju
Bulgarian All български Инструментариум за конструиране на ел. вериги (само DC)
Catalan All català Kit de construcció de circuits (sols CC)
Chinese (Simplified) All 中文 (中国) 电路实验（仅直流）
Chinese (Traditional) All 中文 (台灣) 電路組裝套件(直流電)
Croatian All hrvatski Dizajniranje srujnih krugova (samo DC)
Czech All čeština Konstrukce obvodů (stejnosměrných)
Danish All Dansk Kredsløbssamlesæt (kun jævnstrøm)
Dutch All Nederlands Het maken van schakelingen (Alléén gelijkspanning)
Estonian All Eesti Virtuaalne vooluringi labor (DC)
Finnish All suomi Piirirakennussarja (vain DC)
French All français Kit de construction de circuit (CC seulement)
Galician All Gallegan Construción Circuito (DC)
Georgian All ქართული წრედის კონსტრუქტორი (მხოლოდ DC)
German All Deutsch Stromkreis Baukasten (Gleichstrom)
Greek All Ελληνικά Κατασκευή κυκλωμάτων (μόνο DC)
Haitian All Haitian Zouti pou bati sikui (DC sèlman)
Hebrew All עברית קיט בנית מעגל זרם ישיר בלבד
Hungarian All magyar Áramkörépítő & tervező (csak egyenfeszültségre)
Indonesian All Bahasa Indonesia Rangkaian Kit Konstruksi (Hanya DC)
Irish All Gaeilge Circuit Construction Kit (DC Only)
Italian All italiano Kit per circuiti elettrici (corrente continua)
Japanese All 日本語 直流回路キット
Khmer All Khmer ឧបករណ៍​បង្កើត​សៀគ្វី (តែ​ចរន្ត​ជាប់​ DC ប៉ុណ្ណោះ)
Korean All 한국어 회로 제작 키트(DC)
Kurdish All کوردی دروستکردنی سوڕی کاره‌با (DC ته‌نها)
Kurdish (Turkey) All Kurdish (Turkey) Amûra Avakirina Gêjenê (Tenê DC)
Lao All Lao ວົງຈອນໄຟຟ້າ Kit (DC ເທົ່ານັ້ນ)
Latvian All Latviešu Ķēdes veidošanas komplekts (tikai līdzstrāva)
Macedonian All македонски Конструкција на струјно коло (едносмерна струја)
Malay All Bahasa Melayu Kit Pembinaan Litar (AT Sahaja)
Maori All Maori Huinga Waihanga Ara Iahiko (DC Anake)
Marathi All मराठी मंडल जोडणी संच (DC फक्त)
Mongolian All Монгол (Монгол) Зөвхөн тогтмол цахилгаан хэлхээ угсрах иж бүрдэл
Norwegian Bokmal All Norsk bokmål Kretsbyggeren (kun likestrøm)
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Persian All فارسی (DC) کیت ساخت مدار
Polish All polski Zestaw symulacyjny obwodów - tylko napięcia stałe
Portuguese All português Circuitos de Corrente Contínua (DC)
Portuguese (Brazil) All português (Brasil) Kit de Construção de Circuito (DC)
Romanian All română Trusa de Constructie Circuite (doar DC)
Russian All русский Circuit Construction Kit (DC Only)
Serbian All Српски Комплет за једносмерну струју
Slovak All Slovenčina Stavebnica elektrických obvodov (jednosmerný prúd)
Slovenian All Slovenščina Kontrukcijsko orodje tokokrogov (le enosmerno)
Spanish All español Kit de construccion de circuitos (sólo CC)
Spanish (Mexico) All español (México) Kit de construccion de circuitos (sólo CC)
Spanish (Peru) All español (Perú) Equipo de Construcción de Circuitos (Solo DC)
Swedish All svenska Circuit Construction Kit (DC Only)
Tamil All Tamil சுற்று கட்டுமானம் கிட்டை (நேர்மின்னோட்டம்மட்டும்)
Thai All ไทย ชุดวงจรไฟฟ้าสำหรับเด็ก
Turkish All Türkçe Devre Yapım Kiti (sadece DC)
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Ukrainian All українська Електричні кола постійного струму
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