This web site contains a set of science fair projects and experiments for teaching the basics of electricity, electromagnetism, and electronics using hands-on activities with circuits and batteries.
Following the construction of a simple "power pack" of two D batteries in series, materials such as a quiz game buzzer, flashlight, compass, electromagnet, galvanometer, or simple telegraph set may be built.
All lab activities use safe, low-voltage battery power and most do not require the purchase of complex materials. Additional links are available to reference materials on the design and history of batteries.
Oersted's Experiment, batteries, battery building, circuit, parallel circuit, series circuit
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July 18, 2006
by Caroline Hall
July 4, 2008
by Lyle Barbato
Last Update when Cataloged:
July 4, 2008
This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.
Topic: Electricity and Electrical Energy Unit Title: Moving Charges and Electric Circuits
For the novice with little prior experience in circuit construction, this item offers well-organized step-by-step directions for setting up series and parallel circuit labs. (Scroll to bottom for cost-free materials.)
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