Bring new energy to your introductory electricity lessons with this virtual hands-on circuit building activity.
Your students will:
Construct…virtual series and parallel circuits using the free online activity Circuit Builder.
Draw…diagrams of the virtual circuits they constructed using electrical schematic symbols.
Analyze…the differences between series and parallel circuits and the components necessary to make them.
This lesson packet includes:
• Teacher directions for introducing series and parallel circuits.
• Handout of circuit symbols to give to each student (each 1/3 of a page – save paper!).
• Student worksheet for the online Circuit Builder activity.
• Answer Key
• Links to free videos and other websites helpful for learning about circuits.
NOTE: Chrome may not support the plug-in used to create the circuit builder, but it works just fine in Explorer.
Unfortunately, the Circuit Builder does not work on I products.