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Mrs Volt + biscuits: Voltage activity and analogy

Overall rating 4 out of 54.7 (15 ratings)

Last updated 20 October 2014, created 05 January 2013, viewed 5,151

KS3/4 children can struggle with the concepts of current and voltage, and with how to correctly connect an ammeter/voltmeter. I tried this analogy: energy supplied to electrons is like biscuits on plates. Helps show why voltmeter is connected in parallel, clarity meaning of voltage dropped and expla More…in observations in parallel vs series circuits. Also contains differentiated investigation activities with explanations, and ammeter/voltmeter wiring quiz. See also: Mr Amp (ammeters and current)

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love this, thank you!

from danielle21711, 20 October 2014
(report comment) 4 out of 5


from mrdrummer, 19 June 2014
(report comment) 5 out of 5

I like this one too - i may well also change it a bit - but will put it in our schemes of work

from davidsham, 05 June 2014
(report comment) 5 out of 5

love this- really worked well with the students- thank you

from rjp0, 13 February 2014
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Brilliant resource. Analogies like this one are really helpful for learners.

from alessio, 22 August 2013. Member of the TES Panel.
(report comment) 5 out of 5 Recommended
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