This item is a one-day high school lab investigation of factors causing short circuits in both series and parallel circuits. Detailed lab instructions are accompanied by diagrams and prediction charts to gauge preconceived notions against the observed outcomes. The lab materials are readily accessible and inexpensive to obtain. This page is part of a larger online educators guide on the topic of Circuits.
Baird, D. (2004, January 1). Phyzlab: Open and Short Case - An Investigation of Faulty Circuits. Retrieved November 25, 2015, from http://marge.ragesw.com/~phyzorg/phyz/BOP/1-08CRCT/L-Open_and_Short_Case.pdf
Baird, Dean. Phyzlab: Open and Short Case - An Investigation of Faulty Circuits. January 1, 2004. http://marge.ragesw.com/~phyzorg/phyz/BOP/1-08CRCT/L-Open_and_Short_Case.pdf (accessed 25 November 2015).
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The PhET Circuit Simulator is a good choice for beginning high school physics or physical science. Students go online to build a virtual DC circuit, using the mouse to attach wires, batteries, switches, and resistors. This particular simulation has received excellent reviews in extensive field testing, especially when done in conjunction with a hands-on lab.