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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.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Electricity & Magnetism
- DC Circuits
- High School
- Middle School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Laboratory
= Project
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Physical Science
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Laboratory
- New teachers
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© 2007 Energizer
Oersted's Experiment, batteries, battery building, circuit, parallel circuit, series circuit
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Metadata instance created July 18, 2006 by Caroline Hall
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August 10, 2020 by Lyle Barbato
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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 building a simple circuit using a power pack system constructed by students. Also included is a tutorial on basic vocabularies needed to understand electricity.

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