Build Series & Parallel Circuits, Virtually!

With DISTANCE LEARNING I wasn’t able to do the electrical circuits lab with my wonderful 8th graders so I created a worksheet in Google doc to guide them through constructing circuits, digitally, using a free online circuit builder!

electrical circuits activity coverThis activity allows students to experiment with the basics of circuitry, virtually. It works great when distance learning (Google doc worksheet) is necessary or as an introductory activity to a hands-on circuitry lab.

The worksheet guides students in making and analyzing circuits using this interactive.

Students (virtually) construct series and parallel circuits such as these:

Students learn about and measure resistance and voltage as they add resistors and other components to their circuits.

SEE IT ALL BY GOING TO THE PHET CIRCUIT CONSTRUCTION KIT and then make your life easy by purchasing the ready-to-go worksheet!