• Circuit
  • Resistor
  • Wire
  • Battery
  • Bulbs
  • Capacitor
  • Conductor
  • Insulator
  • Charge
  • Amps
  • Volts
  • Ohms
  • Multimeter


Students know:
  • A series circuit is a closed circuit in which resistors are arranged in a chain and the current follows only one path.
  • A parallel circuit is a closed in which the current divides into two or more paths before recombining to complete the circuit.
  • A multimeter is a device consisting of one or more meters, as an ammeter and voltmeter, used to measure two or more electrical quantities in an electric circuit, as voltage, resistance, and current.
  • Energy can be transferred from place to place by electric currents.


Students are able to:
  • Construct a series circuit with resistors (bulbs) and batteries.
  • Construct a parallel circuit with resistors (bulbs) and batteries.
  • Use a multimeter to take data of amps, ohms and volts for the circuits.
  • Use Ohm's law to verify your circuit current, resistance, and voltage amounts.


Students understand that:
  • Energy released by electricity can move from place to place.
  • Ohm's law formulas may be used to calculate electrical values to design circuits.and use electricity in a useful way.

Scientific and Engineering Practices

Developing and Using Models

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and Effect