Electric Circuits Measuring Voltage of Batteries — Hands-on lab activity

Electric Circuits Measuring Voltage of Batteries — Hands-on lab activity
Electric Circuits Measuring Voltage of Batteries — Hands-on lab activity
Electric Circuits Measuring Voltage of Batteries — Hands-on lab activity
Electric Circuits Measuring Voltage of Batteries — Hands-on lab activity
Electric Circuits Measuring Voltage of Batteries — Hands-on lab activity
Electric Circuits Measuring Voltage of Batteries — Hands-on lab activity
Electric Circuits Measuring Voltage of Batteries — Hands-on lab activity
Electric Circuits Measuring Voltage of Batteries — Hands-on lab activity
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  1. Teach electric circuits using hands on labs. This series of 8 labs will give students experience with measuring voltage and resistance both qualitatively and quantitatively.  Section A: Circuits are Circles ♦ A1 Bright Idea: How to Light a Light Bulb Section B: Investigating Voltage ♦ B1 Pumped Up
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In this lab student use a digital multimeter to measure the voltage of a variety of batteries. Can you tell a battery’s voltage by looking at it? Only if you read the label! Batteries come in many sizes and voltages and one doesn’t determine the other. 

NOTE: This is the written version of this lab, to see the video instructions, click here.   

Concepts Addressed
♦  Multimeters can measure voltage
♦  Batteries come in a variety of voltages
♦  Size of battery does not equate to voltage or power

Materials Needed
assorted batteries, digital multimeter or voltmeter 

Time Required
This lab takes about 40 mins.
 
Student Sheets
Scaffolded writing prompts & lab reporting 

Answer Keys and Teacher Notes  address most questions and issues that might arise in this study—you shouldn’t have to do any outside research unless you want to.

 
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