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This applet allows the user to build a DC circuit and it then simulates how the circuit works. Students can place batteries, light bulbs, wires, switches, ammeters, and voltmeters. The applet lists the current and voltage being read by the meters, and lights up the light bulb if appropriate. The simulation also has preset circuits designed to demonstrate certain principles, such as Ohm's Law or how series circuits work.
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This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.
Topic: Electricity and Electrical Energy
Unit Title: Moving Charges and Electric Circuits
This item offers guided practice to students in designing a variety of circuits, with pop-up explanations to augment simulated images.Link to Unit:
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