Learning Exercise

Authentic Task (Electric Circuits)

•Design a series circuit and a parallel circuit

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Exercise

Investigation 

Audience

Technical Notes

In a series circuit, current is the same everywhere. In a series circuit, voltage divides so that the voltage increase supplied by the voltage source equals the sum of the voltage drops across the resistors. In a series circuit, the total resistance equals the sum of the individual resistances.

Requirements

A circuit construction simulation (DC)

Topics

Electric Circuits

Learning Objectives

- Differentiate between series and parallel connection in terms of current flow

Assessment

Observe and report on the total resistance of a series circuit and a parallel circuit by using a simulation found on the Merlot website

https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/circuit-construction-kit-dc/latest/circuit-construction-kit-dc_en.html