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published by the Physics Education Technology Project
written by Trish Loeblein
This is an inquiry-based lesson developed for use with the PhET DC Circuit Construction Kit, an interactive simulation that lets users build circuits with virtual wires, batteries, resistors, light bulbs, and switches. Students will build virtual circuits from schematic drawings, use a multimeter to take readings, and analyze the difference between real and simulated circuits. Also included are "clicker questions", designed to elicit prior understanding.

This is part of a large collection of simulations freely available from the Physics Education Technology group at the University of Colorado.

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= Modeling
- Technology
= Multimedia
Electricity & Magnetism
- DC Circuits
= Circuit Analysis
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PhET Interactive Simulations by The PhET Team, University of Colorado are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License. http://phet.colorado.edu/about/licensing.php
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Keywords:
DC Circuit, ammeter, battery, circuit simulation, electric circuits, electricity simulation, interactive multimedia, ohm's law, paraller, resistor, series, simulation, voltmeter
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T. Loeblein, (Physics Education Technology Project, Boulder, 2008), WWW Document, (http://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/2823).
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T. Loeblein, PhET Teacher Ideas and Activities: Properties of Electric Circuits Using Only Circuit Construction Kit (CCK) (Physics Education Technology Project, Boulder, 2008), <http://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/2823>.
APA Format
Loeblein, T. (2008, November 8). PhET Teacher Ideas and Activities: Properties of Electric Circuits Using Only Circuit Construction Kit (CCK). Retrieved August 29, 2014, from Physics Education Technology Project: http://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/2823
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Loeblein, Trish. PhET Teacher Ideas and Activities: Properties of Electric Circuits Using Only Circuit Construction Kit (CCK). Boulder: Physics Education Technology Project, November 8, 2008. http://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/2823 (accessed 29 August 2014).
MLA Format
Loeblein, Trish. PhET Teacher Ideas and Activities: Properties of Electric Circuits Using Only Circuit Construction Kit (CCK). Boulder: Physics Education Technology Project, 2008. 8 Nov. 2008. 29 Aug. 2014 <http://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/2823>.
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