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72 resources with the concept parallel circuits

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Solar Transportation

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Pupils start a Solar Transportation unit by considering why it is difficult to phase out fossil fuels. Using provided data on the energy densities and efficiencies of different fuels, they calculate the number of miles a vehicle will...
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Introduction to the Photovoltaic Effect

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Four engaging lessons introduce scholars to the photovoltaic effect, solar cells, and electricity. After learning related vocabulary, pupils watch a video to learn why silicon is often used as a photoelectric semiconductor and how solar...
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TeachEngineering: Hybrid Vehicle Design Challenge

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Wouldn’t it be lovely if there was a way to capture the energy given off by a vehicle and transform it into kinetic energy to power the vehicle? That is the challenge young engineers face in an eight resource TeachEngineering: Hybrid...
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Crash Course: Physics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Dr. Shini Somara narrates a 46-video Crash Course Physics course based on the 2016 AP Physics I and II curriculum. Topics covered include linear, circular, rotational, simple harmonic, 2D motion, derivatives, integrals, vectors, Newton’s...
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Cost Effective Solar Cells

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Let the sunshine in! Fourteen lessons comprise a unit study of solar energy, its advantages and disadvantages, and advancements in solar energy technology. Class members learn about principles of energy conversion, research how to make...
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Physics Skill and Practice Worksheets

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Stop wasting energy searching for physics resources, this comprehensive collection of worksheets has you covered. Starting with introductions to the scientific method, dimensional analysis, and graphing data, these skills practice...
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Electric Circuits

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Experiment with electric circuits and conductivity. Young scientists will model and discuss how an electric circuit works. First they will draw a model of the flow of electrons and then build an actual circuit. Finally, they will explain...
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Engineering Batteries

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Recharge one's interest in batteries. Scholars create their own batteries using a galvanized nail, copper wire, and vinegar. They learn about oxidation-reduction reactions, apply Ohm's law, and distinguish between series and parallel...
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Macro-Scale Solar

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
There's no substitute for the power of the sun. The second of four installments of the Solar Resources Assessment unit looks at macro-scale photovoltaic (PV) technology. Future scientists first learn about PV modules with a PowerPoint...
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Can Portable PV Charge Vehicles?

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Take charge of learning about electric vehicles. Instructors first provide the class with information about PV modules and batteries. Learners then conduct an experiment where they connect PV modules in series and in parallel to...
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Engaging with Solar Panels

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Build a fan and become a fan of solar power. The second of 14 lessons in the Cost Effective Solar Cells unit has learners first construct circuits with solar cells to power a fan, a motor, and an LED. They then test their circuits both...
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Introduction to Circuits

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Light up the class's knowledge. Pupils build a simple circuit using a battery, wire, and a light bulb and create a diagram of their circuit. The teacher provides a short lecture on a complete circuit, calling attention to the direction...
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Post Assessment: Magnetism and Electricity

For Students 4th Standards
Time to know what they know! The final installment of a 14-lesson unit assesses the class's understanding of magnetism and electricity concepts. Items include both multiple-choice and open-ended questions on magnetic fields, electric...
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Parallel Circuits

For Teachers 4th Standards
The lights don't always go out when the switch is flipped. The 10th lesson in a series of 14 helps learners build a conceptual understanding of the flow of electricity through a parallel circuit. They then build their own parallel...
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Light the Bulb Inquiry

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Give pupils one of those light bulb moments! A hands-on lesson asks scholars to create and build three different circuits to light a light bulb. They then compare results to determine the best approach to light a set of holiday lights.
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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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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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Ampère's Law: Crash Course Physics #33

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Give credit where credit is due—thank Ampere any time you use an electric motor! The 33rd installment in the Crash Course physics series explains how Ampere's Law applies to a long, straight wire. The discussion then expands to 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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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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Touch Screen

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Touch screens are becoming more common, but how do they work? The simulation shows the electric potential versus system charge as scholars alter three variables. The schematic of the capacitance demonstrates the set up as each variable...