Battery-Resistor Circuit

Don't be resistant to physics! A simulation shows classes how a resistor works. Change the battery voltage and resistance to show how this affects the flow of electrons. Temperature and amps measurements are shown for the system as well. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have classes view the simulation and play with it before making circuits as a hands-on activity
Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes learners have some understanding of electricity
  • Best fits for advanced middle school or high school students
  • Teachers can register for free and gain access to lessons tied to this simulation, teacher tips, and other related activities
Pros

  • Simulation is easy to incorporate into a lesson and only takes a few minutes
  • You can view the resource in almost any language
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS