Create circuits using batteries, light bulbs, switches, fuses, and a variety of materials. Examine series and parallel circuits, conductors and insulators, and the effects of battery voltage. Thousands of different circuits can be built with this Gizmo.
- Determine how to light a lightbulb with a battery and wires.
- Classify materials as conductors or insulators.
- Compare the properties of series circuits and parallel circuits.
- Observe the effect of voltage on current.
- Explain how a fuse can prevent short circuits.
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