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Mrs Volt + biscuits: Voltage activity and analogy

Overall rating 4 out of 54.6 (11 ratings)

Last updated 13 February 2014, created 05 January 2013, viewed 3,223

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- 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

Excellent visual model. I will use with my year 8 class

from bluealterego, 08 May 2013
(report comment) 5 out of 5

nice idea...shame the baby can't get fatter :-) I've animated the biscuits so it you'd like it sending - pls get in touch.

from sjc22, 21 April 2013
(report comment) 4 out of 5

Great visuals for my SEN groups. Thanks.

from mommylink, 26 March 2013
(report comment) 4 out of 5
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