How a Hybrid Works

Work with your class to connect series and parallel circuits to hybrid cars. The lesson introduces basic circuit diagrams before having scholars apply the understanding of the difference between parallel and series circuits to hybrid cars. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Divide the class into four groups and have each group research a different type of hybrid engine
Classroom Considerations

  • Class members should know the difference between parallel and series circuits
  • The class should have a good understanding of the idea of conservation of energy as well as of kinetic and potential energy
  • The seventh installment in an eight-part series
Pros

  • The lesson provides a vocabulary list that is pertinent to the material
  • The resource has diagrams to help pupils remember the difference between parallel and series circuits
Cons

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