Unfortunately, the Circuit Builder does not work on I-pads/I-phones.
NOTE: The interactive animation requires Adobe Flash to be "allowed" in your browser. The document includes a link for how to do this in Chrome. This is easier in Edge and Explorer.
Flash will no longer be supported by Chrome or Firefox (and probably other browsers) after 2020 which is why the product is now free for your students to enjoy until then.
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.
• 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.