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Discovering Ohm's Law

Using a computer model of a circuit board, the students will explore the relationship of resistance, voltage and current in series and parallel circuits. They will discover Ohm's Law by constructing series circuits with one resistor and putting the resultant resistance, current and voltage into a worksheet.
Using this lesson in your classroom

Circuit Builder model is needed for this activity. It is available from the Physlets website at Davidson College. (http://webphysics.davidson.edu/Applets/circuitbuilder/default.htm)

 

Materials Included:
Ohm�s Law Worksheet
Including background and Making a Battery

Discovering Ohm�s Law Lab
Including Single Circuit Worksheet and Dual Resistor Worksheet

Grade Level:
4 - 12
Standards:
4.4 B14, B15
9.2 D4, D5, D6
D INQ 1
D INQ 3
D INQ 5
D INQ 6
Student Materials
Ohm's Law Student Lab [118.0 KB]
Teacher Materials
Discovering Ohm's Lesson [243.5 KB]
Discovering Ohm's Law worksheet [132.0 KB]