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For School Groups


Construct a house with a power source. Connect positive and negative test bars with contact points and switches for you to test different configurations of incandescent and LED lights. Test them.

Understand series and parallel circuits. Test them. Rearrange them. Test again.

Then experiment with other challenges.... Lessons in electricity and thinking.

Meets Connecticut Science Standards

  • 4.4: Electrical and magnetic energy can be transferred and transformed.

Meets Next Generation Science Standards

  • 4-PS3-4: Apply scientific ideas to design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another

Expand the lesson with PhET, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena from the PhET project at the University of Colorado. The Circuit Construction Kit coupled with Philip Kukulski's DC Circuit Challenge provide an excellent lesson on electrical basics.

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