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Title Circuits 3 Day Unit
Description This unit includes 3 lessons, intended to be taught in three separate sessions of about 45 - 60 minutes each. In the first activity, students explore circuits and develop an understanding of a circuit's components. On the second day, students discover 2 different types of circuits - parallel and series and must think critically to determine which is more effective in a given situation. The 3rd lesson focuses on conductors and insulators. Lessons are designed to be inquiry-based and student-centered, with the sim, activity sheets, and class discussion supporting students in developing an understanding of electric circuits.
Subject Physics
Level K-5
Type Lab
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included No
Language Engleski
Keywords circuits, conductors, insulators, parallel circuit, series circuit
Simulation(s) Dizajniranje strujnih krugova (HTML5), Dizajniranje srujnih krugova (samo DC)


Author(s) Meaghan Hixson
Contact Email meaghanjburns@gmail.com
School / Organization St Vrain Valley School District
Date submitted 2014.08.04
Date updated 2017.10.30