Understanding Current Electricity

by: John Haysom and Michael Bowen

Predict, Observe, Explain (POE) sequences provide an important way to enhance students' understanding of important scientific ideas. In this chapter, the series of experiments help students understand current electricity. The experiments include concepts such as the complete electrical circuit, flow of electrical charge through a circuit, current in series and parallel circuits, batteries in series, and variation of resistance with length and thickness of a wire.

Grade Levels

Elementary Middle School


Inquiry Instructional Materials Physical Science Physics


Type Book ChapterPub Date 10/1/2010Stock # PB281X_5

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