In this demo, two circuits are constructed to enable comparison of the brightness of a light bulb placed in a circuit with one cell and the brightness of the same light bulb in a circuit with three cells connected in parallel. In Next Steps the potential differences of the two circuits are also compared.
The following activities are divided into three sections: Minds On, Action, Consolidation. While this outline approximates a traditional lesson plan, teachers are encouraged to mix and match the... read more
This student activity gives students the opportunity to predict, both on paper and through building series circuits, what will happen to current and voltage in different scenarios. read more
The Wonder Wall fosters a community of wonder in an inquiry-based classroom. A prominent section of a classroom wall is devoted to the children’s questions. All questions are respected by being... read more