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141 resources with the keyterm circuits

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Electrical Circuits

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Wow! Here is a coherent and cleverly designed tool for teaching physical scientists about electric circuits. Animations help learners to visualize what is happening within the parts of a circuit. Components are displayed to teach them...
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Solar Kit Lesson #1 - Solar Cell Inquiry

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Give youngsters the components of a solar-powered electric circuit and turn them loose to figure out how to connect them in order for a light to shine or motor to turn. They compare energy output of a solar panel to that of a battery. On...
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Junior Solar Sprint Series: Electrical Power

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Through scientific inquiry, middle schoolers discover how to arrange solar cells in order to produce electricity. This activity is intended to prepare learners to be able to design and construct solar cars. As with other resources...
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Fall 2003 Midterm Exam #2

For Students 10th - 12th
Your physics students will really shine when they take this midterm exam. It covers a variety of concepts dealing with electromagnetic spectra, electricity, and motors and it provides a variety of question styles.
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Ohm's Law: Getting There Hands On

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scientists inductively derive Ohm's Law of voltage, resistance, and current by creating series and parallel circuits with 9-volt batteries and light bulbs. A week's worth of experiments, observation, and hands-on activities are...
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Series or Parallel?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Physics classes that are studying electricity connect photovoltaic cells into both series and parallel circuits. Inquiry and critical thinking come into play as learners try to determine which circuit is more productive. They associate...
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Static Electricity

For Students 5th - 10th
In this electricity worksheet, students read about static and current electricity and then draw pictures of an electric cell and circuits. Students draw 3 pictures total.
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Electrical Circuits

For Teachers 8th - 10th
By following this PowerPoint, your class will gain many of the details needed to build correct and safe circuits.  The details in this clear set of slides are concise and are given in a logical sequence. The many examples will assist in...
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Electricity and Circuits

For Teachers 5th - 8th
A sleepy-sounding narrator explains how batteries and circuits work. Simple computer animations display the movement of electrons through parallel and series circuits. Since the narrator speaks slowly and clearly, and the animations are...
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Let's Get Connected!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
A great lesson introduces your youngsters to electricity. They use internet links, streaming video, and engage in hands-on activities to understand what electricity is and how it works. They build a circuit board, and construct a variety...
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Hila Research Centre - Electronics 1

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Basically walk your early electronics techs through the vocabulary relating to an electronic circuit. Give them an LED light, a resistor, a battery, and some clips, then have them construct a simple circuit. Specific electronic equipment...
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Advanced Electromagnetism and Electromagnetic Induction

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this electromagnetism and electromagnetic induction instructional activity, students answer 11 questions using calculus to determine things such as magnetic flux and wave output.
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Series and Parallel Circuits

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Students demonstrate simple circuits and find the differences between parallel and serial circuits.  For this electronic lesson plan students work in teams to test different designs using a low voltage light bulb. 
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Simple Circuits

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders investigate simple circuits and identify when a circuit is considered opened or closed. In small groups, they experiment with wires, batteries, and light bulbs to identify how to light the bulb. Students also experiment...
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Two Button Buzzer Circuit

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Learners explore circuit structure, draw a schematic for it, and construct a two button buzzer model out of wires, a battery, buttons (switches), and a buzzer.
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Physical Setting: Physics Exam 2004

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Twelve pages of mostly multiple-choice questions comprise this comprehensive New York Regents physics exam. It covers an entire year's worth of physics curriculum and requires about three hours for completion. Review the questions to...
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Midterm Exam #1, Electricity Concepts

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
The physics department at The University of Hawaii has designed midterm exams for their college physics courses. This version deals with electricity concepts. It requires learners to calculate conversions, capacitance, and potential...
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Many Paths

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners explore the composition and practical application of parallel circuitry, compared to series circuitry. They design and build parallel circuits and investigate their characteristics, and apply Ohm's law. They recognize that...
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Electricity and Food: From Glowing Pickles in Citrus Batteries

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore electrical concepts and host a guest speaker. This lesson sets up guidelines for students to follow when they have a guest speaker. Students are primed to become actively involved in a lecture or discussion, while...
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Hila Traffic Light

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Step-by-step instructions for constructing a miniature traffic light make up this Picasa presentation. Directions are accompanied by high-quality photographs. This would make a worthy group project in an upper elementary or middle school...
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Faulty Circuit

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
An excellent worksheet on circuits prompts learners to explain why some circuits will not work well, or at all. The activity is clearly explained and easy to implement.
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Parallel and Series Circuits

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders complete various activities to learn about circuits. In this circuits lesson, 5th graders understand and make parallel and series circuits. Students study negative and positive energy. Students complete a think/pair/share...
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Electric Current and Circuits

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Compare the drift speed of conduction electrons in a current-carrying wire to the signal speed of changes in current. They also distinguish between DC and AC and describe how AC is converted to DC.
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How a Capacitor Works

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A capacitor stores energy in the form of an electric charge. See a circuit diagram explaining charges and electron flow. Equations are given for energy and a capacitor is made. Show this to your physics or beginning electronics class.