Virtual Circuits

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this activity, learners will:
  • Explore various methods for choosing battery combinations to operate an electrical device and the effects of battery combinations on the life of the battery and the operation of the electrical device
  • Describe the most effective battery combination for powering an electrical device
  • Discover the advantages and disadvantages to connecting batteries in series or in parallel in circuits

Curriculum Connections

  • Grades 5 - 8
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Length of Activity

1.5 hours

Materials List

  • Internet-enabled device
  • Virtual Circuits Learner Activity Instructions
  • Virtual Circuits Learner Worksheet

Online Lesson Format