This fun and effective simulation allows students to investigate the effects of resistance, potential difference and current in series circuits and to determine what makes something an insulator or a conductor. You can run this in a computer lab with individual students or in pairs, on your projector in your classroom, or on the Smart Board.
No more wiggling wires, testing batteries or rattling bulbs to see if the filament is broken. Students spend their time getting an understanding of Ohm's law, not fiddling with non-working components.
The file includes a quick quiz that you can give immediately following the activity and suggestions for using this as a class activity.
Keywords: series and parallel, circuit, simulation, battery, source, wire, resistor, load, appliance, current, potential difference, voltage, power, work, energy, ohm, volt, ampere, ammeter, voltmeter