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245 resources with the concept electric circuits

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Parallel Circuits - ∆V = I•R Calculations

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Parallel circuits often provide less of a challenge for teens than parallel parking. An installment of a series on parallel electric circuits requires learners to solve increasingly difficult  levels of calculations. Each level provides...
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Series Circuits: ∆V=I•R Calculations

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Better than some television series, parallel series circuits provide practice for calculations. Scholars work through a series of problems, each progressively more difficult. They apply knowledge of voltage calculations, resistors, and...
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Electric Current

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Pupils focus on the flow of electricity as they work through three sections of questions as part of a series of lessons on electric circuits. The activities cover the fundamentals, case studies, and law breakers. Learners use conceptual...
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Light Bulb Anatomy

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Scholars apply their understanding of circuits and electric pathways to many simulations. They move through three different activities and 18 questions, receiving immediate feedback after each answer. The lesson is part of a larger...
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Electric Avenue: Parallel and Series Circuits

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Can you infer the wiring diagram of a series of lights based on their behavior alone? Scholars work with multiple boxes of four lights. They must flip the switch and decide how the lights are wired. By applying their knowledge of...
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Small Scale Stenciling: Mask Lab

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Investigate the procedure for developing computer chips! Learners use solar print paper to create both positive and negative images. They observe the effects of single and multiple exposures and compare results.
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Small Scale Sculpting: Etch Lab

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Make works of art using a vintage yet effective etching strategy. The surface of a semiconductor chip has specific patterns formed through a process called etching. Through a lab investigation, young scholars recreate that process on a...
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Hidden Alarm

For Students 5th - 8th
It's time! The fourth lesson in a five-part series has teams of scholars build a circuit for an alarm. A switch lets them turn the alarm on and off and allows them to hide the alarm—just as long as they don't hide it in the classroom!
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Oranges and Batteries

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Orange you glad you can make circuits using fruit? Young electricians learn about electric circuits and electricity. As part of the lesson, they build a circuit with an orange and then with a banana.
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The Power of Graphene

For Teachers 6th - 12th
When you think electric circuits, your pencil probably isn't the thing that comes to mind. A simple experiment lets learners test whether the graphene in pencil lead is a conductor or an insulator. If the LED bulb lights up, a conductor...
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Let Your Lights Glow

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Put those old holiday lights to good use. Individuals use a section of ornamental lights to create electric circuits. If the lights glow, it's a success; otherwise, it's time to try again!
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Hidden Alarm

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
It's time to wake up! Young engineers build an electric circuit that will activate an alarm. The use of switches in the circuit is a must—because you don't want the alarm to keep beeping forever!
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Electrical Liquids

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Liquid or not, here comes the electricity. Scholars test the conductivity of various substances using a circuit that includes a light bulb. If the light bulb lights up, then the liquid is a conductor. What a bright idea!
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How Can You Demonstrate the Different Efficiencies of Different Light Bulbs?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Need a bright idea for an engaging lab? Watch your class light up as they explore the difference in efficiency between incandescent and LED bulbs! The resource makes use of simple materials and encourages learners to infer what's...
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Squishy Circuits

For Teachers K - 12th
Make electricity flow through Play-Doh. Individuals create animals or other creatures using Play-Doh. The engineering aspect? Eyes that light up and Play-Doh that conducts electricity.
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Dance Pad Mania

For Teachers 6th - 12th
You'll dance for joy at finding a helpful resource. Learners use their knowledge of electric circuits and currents to create a dance pad. Buzzes or flashes should occur when dancers step on the dance pads—a sure sign they have all the...
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Capacitors and Kirchhoff: Crash Course Physics #31

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Analyze the workings of series and parallel circuits. An engaging video lesson explains Kirchoff's Laws in relation to circuits and conservation of energy. It includes a discussion of capacitors and their roles in both series and...
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Circuit Analysis: Crash Course Physics #30

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Teach the ins and outs of parallel and series circuits. Using Christmas lights as a reference, the video instructor analyzes both parallel and series circuits. She models calculations of both current and voltage to finish the 30th...
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DC Resistors and Batteries: Crash Course Physics #29

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
All circuits are not created equal! Building on the previous lessons in the Crash Course series, the 29th lesson explains how electric current flows through a circuit. It spends equal time discussing both series and parallel circuits.
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Resistor Simulation

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Many scholars struggle to picture electrons traveling in a circuit but understand water going through a pipe. The simulation compares circuits to water pipes. It walks pupils through four levels of questions, allowing them to switch...
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Capacitor Simulation

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The camera flash works based on a simple circuit, but why does it require a capacitor? Scholars work through two levels of simulations related to circuits and capacitors. The pupils first use a simple circuit with a battery, resistor,...
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Electric Analogies

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
We can see the result of electricity  but not the process itself. The simulation compares electric circuits to a water tower and water wheel cycle. Young scientists adjust the height of the tower, the amount of resistance, and if the...
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Power Lines

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How does electricity travel through power lines? The simulation demonstrates the how changes in voltage and resistance are related to the distance between power polls and the thickness of the cable. Scholars control three variables in...
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Flashing Neon Light

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How does a neon light work and does it actually contain the gas neon? An enlightening simulation encourages pupils to play with circuits and neon lights. They control the capacitance, resistance, and color of the bulb, and the simulation...