Mrs Volt + biscuits: Voltage activity and analogy
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)