Series and parallel circuits

Nikoletta Xenofontos
Anna Fiakkou
Zacharias Zacharia
Age range: 
12-14, 14-16, 16-18
Language: 
English
Level of difficulty: 
Medium
Level of interaction: 
Medium
Average learning time: 
2 didactic hours
Access rights: 
Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)
Description: 

The challenge of this lesson is to determine how the light fixtures in a house are connected, in series or in parallel? Your task is to perform a scientific investigation in order to provide enough arguments for the appropriate setup.

Student's link: http://graasp.eu/ils/54759c91e9934012b7c661af?lang=en

 

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Orientation (Orientation)
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Conceptualisation (Conceptualisation)
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In the Electrical Circuit Lab students can create their own electrical circuits and do measurements on it. In the circuits the students can use resistors, light bulbs, switches, capacitors and coils. The circuits can be powered by a AC/DC power...Read more

Lab owner: 
Jakob Sikken
Language: 
English, Dutch, Turkish
Age range: 
12-14, 14-16, 16-18
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The Hypothesis Tool helps learners formulate hypotheses. Predefined domain terms can be combined to form a hypothesis, using drag and drop. Learners can also add their own terms using the Type your own box. As a teacher you can change the...Read more

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Investigation (Investigation)
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In the Electrical Circuit Lab students can create their own electrical circuits and do measurements on it. In the circuits the students can use resistors, light bulbs, switches, capacitors and coils. The circuits can be powered by a AC/DC power...Read more

Lab owner: 
Jakob Sikken
Language: 
English, Dutch, Turkish
Age range: 
12-14, 14-16, 16-18
Apps in use: 

The Experiment Design Tool (EDT) supports planning scientific experiments and recording the results observed. Learners can define several experiment designs from the given set of properties and measures, and enter the values obtained from the...Read more

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The observation tool allows students to record observations made while preparing, conducting and analyzing experiments. Observations, together with data analyses, can later be retrieved in the conclusion tool as a basis for drawing conclusions....Read more

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Data Interpretation ()
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The Data Viewer provides features for learners to organise and visualise the data from experiments. Data sets can be presented in different ways, e.g. as a bar chart, scatter plot or line chart. As a teacher you can change the configuration of...Read more

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A simple note taking app for the students. This app automatically saves the notes for each student separately.Read more

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OpenSocial gadget
Conclusion (Conclusion)
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In the conclusion tool the learners can check whether the results of experiments in the form of data graphs and/or observations support their hypotheses from the hypothesis scratchpad or are relevant for the questions posed in the question...Read more

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Discussion (Discussion)
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Scenario: 

Basic inquiry Cycle Scenario

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