Know your V, I, R stuff?
Added by Craig Napier on Dec 15, 2008
This activity looks at several circuits with components in series and parallel to give students experience in calculating the voltage, current and resistance across any component in a circuit. Students can practice combining resistances in parallel and applying Ohm's law.
This item teaches:
- about parallel circuits
- how the potential difference of each component connected in series is calculated
- the resistance equation: potential difference = current x resistance
- about series circuits
- how the total current across a parallel circuit is calculated
- how the total resistance of components connected in series is calculated
- how the current through each component connected in series is determined
- how the total resistance of components connected in parallel is calculated
- about Ohm's law
- how the potential difference of each component connected in parallel is determined
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