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All About Circuits: Experiments: A Very Simple Circuit
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All About Circuits: Experiments: A Very Simple Circuit

This classroom lab reinforces student understanding of circuit continuity. A lamp is ... (more)

This classroom lab reinforces student understanding of circuit continuity. A lamp is connected to a battery with jumper wires. After measuring normal voltages in a functioning circuit, students break the circuit at each of the four connecting points, then remeasure. For more advanced learners, the same circuit can be constructed on a breadboard or measured across a terminal strip. Detailed diagrams enable easy set-up. This resource was developed to supplement the free textbook series <i>All About Circuits</i>, part of the Open Book Project. Each chapter is supplemented with related diagrams, photos, and detailed explanations of mathematical formulas. <b><i>SEE RELATED MATERIALS:</b> for a link to the entire series by the same authors and for a companion lab on how to use a voltmeter. (less)

Subject:
Engineering
Physics
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Reference
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Tony Kuphaldt
All About Circuits: Experiments: Ammeter Usage
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All About Circuits: Experiments: Ammeter Usage

This item is one segment of a two-part lab designed to help ... (more)

This item is one segment of a two-part lab designed to help students become comfortable with using a multimeter. In this segment, users explore how to measure current, the rate of electron flow in a circuit. It contains explicit instructions on how to connect a battery to an incandescent lamp and use test probes to measure current. Teachers may extend the activity with a breadboard or terminal strip. Detailed diagrams are provided for each phase of the experiment. This resource was developed to supplement the free textbook series <i>All About Circuits</i>, part of the Open Book Project. Each chapter is supplemented with related diagrams, photos, and detailed explanations of mathematical formulas. <b><i>SEE RELATED MATERIALS:</b> for a link to the companion lab on measuring voltage. (less)

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Tony Kuphaldt
All About Circuits: Experiments: Voltmeter Usage
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All About Circuits: Experiments: Voltmeter Usage

This item is one segment of a two-part lab designed to help ... (more)

This item is one segment of a two-part lab designed to help students become comfortable with using a multimeter. In this segment, users explore how to measure voltage, the electrical force that drives current between two points. Measurements begin with common household batteries and a light-emitting diode. In the final phase, students measure voltage in a small "hobby" motor. Materials are readily available, and may be used with either a digital or analog multimeter. Detailed diagrams enable novice learners to do set-up and take measurements. This resource was developed to supplement the free textbook series <i>All About Circuits</i>, part of the Open Book Project. Each chapter is supplemented with related diagrams, photos, and detailed explanations of mathematical formulas. <b><i>SEE RELATED MATERIALS:</b> for a link to the companion lab on measuring current using the ammeter function of a multimeter. (less)

Subject:
Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Reference
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Tony Kuphaldt
All About Circuits: Worksheets
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All About Circuits: Worksheets

This page contains links to more than 50 worksheets on basic electricity ... (more)

This page contains links to more than 50 worksheets on basic electricity and DC circuits, plus many more on topics relating to AC circuits and digital electronics. Users may directly interact with the online version of the worksheet, which includes answers. The materials may also be freely downloaded for instructors wishing to print them with solutions hidden. <b><i>Editor's Note:</b> The worksheets are designed as formative assessments to gauge student understanding before moving to the next concept. Most questions require conceptual analysis, while about one third provide practice in performing quantitative operations.</i> This item is part of a larger series of textbooks on electricity and digital electronics, all part of the Open Book Project. Each chapter is supplemented with related diagrams, photos, labs, and problem sets. <b>SEE RELATED MATERIALS:</b> for a link to the entire series by the same authors. (less)

Subject:
Engineering
Physics
Education
Material Type:
Assessments
Full Course
Instructional Material
Lecture Notes
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Tony Kuphaldt
Concentrating on the Sun with PVs
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Concentrating on the Sun with PVs

Students design, build and test reflectors to measure the effect of solar ... (more)

Students design, build and test reflectors to measure the effect of solar reflectance on the efficiency of solar PV panels. They use a small PV panel, a multimeter, cardboard and foil to build and test their reflectors in preparation for a class competition. Then they graph and discuss their results with the class. Complete this activity as part of the Photovoltaic Efficiency unit and in conjunction with the Concentrated Solar Power lesson. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Ecology
Engineering
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
TeachEngineering.org
William Surles, Abigail Watrous, Malinda Schaefer Zarske, Jack Baum, Stephen Johnson (This high school curriculum was originally created as a class project by engineering students in a Building Systems Program course at CU-Boulder.)
The Digital MultiMeter
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The Digital MultiMeter

This page provides a tutorial on the use of a Digital MultiMeter ... (more)

This page provides a tutorial on the use of a Digital MultiMeter through four interactive Flash Presentations. The topics covered include the wiring of simple circuits, measuring voltages, measuring currents and measuring resistance. (less)

Subject:
Engineering
Physics
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Full Course
Instructional Material
Reference
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Dawn Wisniewski
John Devlin
Electricity
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Electricity

In this activity, learners create a battery from fruit. This activity helps ... (more)

In this activity, learners create a battery from fruit. This activity helps learners explore electricity, electrochemistry, and series circuits as well as the process of scientific inquiry. Learners will use a voltmeter to measure voltage and a multimeter to measure how much work their fruit battery can do. They will record the measurements on a data table and compare voltage amongst different types of fruits. Learners will also link together multiple fruit batteries to create a series circuit. This lesson guide includes background information, key vocabulary terms, blackline masters, and extension ideas. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Science and Technology
Chemistry
Engineering
Life Science
Physics
Technology
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
SMILE Pathway
Author:
4-H
Maria Habib
Ice, Ice, PV!
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Ice, Ice, PV!

Students examine how the power output of a photovoltaic (PV) solar panel ... (more)

Students examine how the power output of a photovoltaic (PV) solar panel is affected by temperature changes. Using a 100-watt lamp and a small PV panel connected to a digital multimeter, teams vary the temperature of the panel and record the resulting voltage output. They plot the panel's power output and calculate the panel's temperature coefficient. (less)

Subject:
Ecology
Engineering
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
TeachEngineering.org
William Surles, Jack Baum Abby Watrous, Stephen Johnson, Eszter Horanyi, Malinda Schaefer Zarske (This high school curriculum was originally created as a class project by engineering students in a Building Systems Program course at CU-Boulder.)
Make Your Own Batteries!
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Make Your Own Batteries!

This activity (on page 3 of the PDF) is a full inquiry ... (more)

This activity (on page 3 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into conductivity. Learners will harness the surprising electricity of fruit when they create a battery out of a lemon stuck with copper and zinc nails. Wiring the nails to a volt meter starts the experimenting stage, trying different wiring connections, different fruit and even making a series of fruit and veggie batteries to make more power. Relates to linked video, DragonflyTV GPS: Body Electricity. (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Mathematics
Chemistry
Ecology
Engineering
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Physics
Technology
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
National Science Foundation
Twin Cities Public Television
Twin Cities Public Television, Inc.
A New Angle on PV Efficiency
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A New Angle on PV Efficiency

Students examine how the orientation of a photovoltaic (PV) panel relative to ... (more)

Students examine how the orientation of a photovoltaic (PV) panel relative to the sun affects the efficiency of the panel. Using sunshine (or a lamp) and a small PV panel connected to a digital multimeter, students vary the angle of the solar panel, record the resulting current output on a worksheet, and plot their experimental results. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Ecology
Engineering
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
TeachEngineering.org
William Surles, Jack Baum, Stephen Johnson, Abby Watrous, Eszter Horanyi, Malinda Schaefer Zarske (This high school curriculum was originally created as a class project by engineering students in a Building Systems Program course at CU-Boulder.)
Pointing at Maximum Power for PV
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Pointing at Maximum Power for PV

Student teams measure voltage and current in order to determine the power ... (more)

Student teams measure voltage and current in order to determine the power output of a photovoltaic (PV) panel. They vary the resistance in a simple circuit connected to the panel to demonstrate the effects on voltage, current, and power output. After collecting data, they calculate power for each resistance setting, creating a graph of current vs. voltage, and indentifying the maximum power point. (less)

Subject:
Ecology
Engineering
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Stephen Johnson, William Surles, Jack Baum, Abby Watrous, Eszter Horanyi, Malinda Schaefer Zarske (This high school curriculum was originally created as a class project by engineering students in a Building Systems Program course at CU-Boulder.)
TeachEngineering.org
Power Your House with Water
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Power Your House with Water

Students learn how engineers design devices that use water to generate electricity ... (more)

Students learn how engineers design devices that use water to generate electricity by building model water turbines and measuring the resulting current produced in a motor. Students work through the engineering design process to build the turbines, analyze the performance of their turbines and make calculations to determine the most suitable locations to build dams. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Denise W. Carlson
Lauren Cooper
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Tyler Maline
Power Your House with Wind
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Power Your House with Wind

Students learn how engineers harness the energy of the wind to produce ... (more)

Students learn how engineers harness the energy of the wind to produce power by following the engineering design process as they prototype two types of wind turbines and test to see which works best. Students also learn how engineers decide where to place a wind turbine, and the advantages and disadvantages to using wind power compared to other non-renewable energy sources. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Denise W. Carlson
Lauren Cooper
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Tyler Maline
TryEngineering: Get Connected With Ohm's Law
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TryEngineering: Get Connected With Ohm's Law

This lesson plan for Grades 8-12 promotes understanding of Ohm's Law. It ... (more)

This lesson plan for Grades 8-12 promotes understanding of Ohm's Law. It combines hands-on circuit construction with data capture and best-fit data plotting tasks. It was specifically designed to help students connect algebraic concepts with the physical quantities of voltage and current -- an area of documented student difficulty. Required lab materials include AA batteries (4 per group), digital multimeter, lamp holder, 47-ohm and 100-ohm resistors, light bulbs, and wires. The lesson follows a module format that includes problem sets, student guides, recommended reading, illustrated procedures, worksheets, and background information about the engineering connections. This resource is part of <i>TryEngineering.org</i>, maintained by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). <i>Editor's Note: See Related Materials for links to two closely-related circuit labs by TryEngineering. One lab introduces voltage dividers and the other explores differences between series and parallel circuits.</i> (less)

Subject:
Engineering
Physics
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Student Guide
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE Classroom-Ready Resources
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
International Business Machines
Using Ohm's Law to Build a Voltage Divider
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Using Ohm's Law to Build a Voltage Divider

In this activity, learners apply Ohmäóťs Law to construct voltage divider circuits. ... (more)

In this activity, learners apply Ohmäóťs Law to construct voltage divider circuits. Learners discover how to read resistor codes and calculate resistor values. Using breadboards, learners build voltage dividers and predict and measure output voltage values. Learners are given the electrical requirements for an LED, and are then challenged to design and verify a voltage divider circuit to illuminate it. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Chemistry
Engineering
Physics
Technology
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
IEEE
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