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edited by Alexandra Grizinski
content provider: the Physics Education Technology Project, the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, and the Public Broadcasting Service
written by Trish Loeblein and Jonathan Toebbe
This is a 10-day multimedia unit for grades 9-12 that explores the fundamentals of electric circuits in a web-based, interactive format. Students explore digital circuit simulators, animated tutorials, and problem-based labs where they are asked to solve real-life problems related to electricity. The web resources used in this module were all compiled from items cataloged in The Physics Front. Links are provided to background information, historical context, student reading, lesson plans, lab guides, and interactive tutorials for students needing additional help.

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Education Practices
- Active Learning
= Inquiry Learning
= Modeling
= Problem Solving
- Technology
= Multimedia
Electricity & Magnetism
- AC Circuits
- DC Circuits
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Curriculum support
= Instructor Guide/Manual
= Interactive Simulation
= Laboratory
= Lesson/Lesson Plan
= Model
= Tutorial
= Unit of Instruction
- Audio/Visual
= Illustration
= Image/Image Set
= Movie/Animation
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- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Lesson Plan
- Activity
- Laboratory
- Assessment
- New teachers
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© 2010 Florida State University, University of Colorado, Jonathan Toebbe, Tom Henderson
Keywords:
PBL, Problem-Based Learning, circuit building, electricity unit, generators, instructional unit, motors, unit of study
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Metadata instance created June 14, 2011 by Caroline Hall
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T. Loeblein and J. Toebbe, , edited by A. Grizinski (2010), WWW Document, (http://www.thephysicsfront.org/filingcabinet/share.cfm?UID=19592&FID=21691&code=7DDEC2C403).
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T. Loeblein and J. Toebbe, Cirque du Circuit: A Unit on Electric Circuits for High School Physics, edited by A. Grizinski (2010), <http://www.thephysicsfront.org/filingcabinet/share.cfm?UID=19592&FID=21691&code=7DDEC2C403>.
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Loeblein, T., & Toebbe, J. (2011, June 14). Cirque du Circuit: A Unit on Electric Circuits for High School Physics. Retrieved April 23, 2014, from http://www.thephysicsfront.org/filingcabinet/share.cfm?UID=19592&FID=21691&code=7DDEC2C403
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Loeblein, Trish, and Jonathan Toebbe. Cirque du Circuit: A Unit on Electric Circuits for High School Physics. Edited by Alexandra Grizinski. June 14, 2011. http://www.thephysicsfront.org/filingcabinet/share.cfm?UID=19592&FID=21691&code=7DDEC2C403 (accessed 23 April 2014).
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Loeblein, Trish, and Jonathan Toebbe. Cirque du Circuit: A Unit on Electric Circuits for High School Physics. Ed. Grizinski, Alexandra. 2010. 14 June 2011. Physics Education Technology Project, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, and Public Broadcasting Service. 23 Apr. 2014 <http://www.thephysicsfront.org/filingcabinet/share.cfm?UID=19592&FID=21691&code=7DDEC2C403>.
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