Exploring Electricity (40043-70)
Through this module, students acquire knowledge of electricity that leads to more informed and therefore, more meaningful, observations of how electricity is generated and how it works.
Students learn about circuits and a range of scientific principles — including series/parallel logic, Ohm's Law, Voltage Divider Law, and Current Divider Law — that explain how electricity helps operate such a wide variety of devices and systems.
Practical learning activities help students reinforce their knowledge and develop technical skills. For one project, they use electrical leads to build a variety of circuits. In another experiment, they use digital multimeters to measure characteristics of circuits. As a result of these interactive experiences, students develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of electricity.
A similar module, Exploratory Electronics (40015), may be used to complement this module.