The Modular Circuits systems allow students to build basic circuits used to study electric potential, current, components in series and parallel, capacitor charging and discharging, and magnetism.
The 8 cm x 8 cm modules promote collaboration and focus on conceptual understanding. Each module displays the schematic symbol as well as visual components (resistors, capacitors, motors etc) to make the connection between circuit diagrams and functioning circuits.
The modules snap together but require a jumper clip to make the electrical connection which reinforces the concept of a complete circuit.
Data collection is wireless to computers, chromebooks or tablets using the Wireless Current Module and Wireless Voltage Sensor. These sensors only allow current to be measured in series and voltage to be measured in parallel, helping students understand the proper use of meters with an electrical circuit. The data collection aspect also connects students to the data in real time, creating a richer experience that ensures better retention of core concepts. If preferred, traditional meters can be used in place of (or in addition to) the wireless sensors.
As an instructor, the clean, visual layout based on circuit diagrams both makes it easy for students to correctly wire their circuits and allows easy diagnosis when a mistake is made. No more tangled nests of wires using up precious time during the lab.
Finally, the entire system ships in a Gratnells® tray that makes clean up and storage much easier than traditional solutions.
Gratnells® Storage Tray 11
|EM-3534 Current Sensor Module||0||1|
|PS-3211 Wireless Voltage Sensor||0||1|
|Corner Wire Module||4||4|
|Straight Wire Module||4||5|
|Switch Module, SPDT||1||1|
|Switch Module, SPST||1||1|
|10 ohm Resistor Module||0||1|
|33 ohm Resistor Module||1||1|
|100 ohm Resistor Module||1||1|
|Light Bulb Module||2||3|
|1000 Turn Coil Module||0||1|
|Battery Holder Module||2||2|
|Magnets (0.45" x 0.25")||0||8|
|Alligator Clip Jumper Wire||0||1|
Labs 7-11 require the Essential Physics Set
From our "PASCO Shorts" series, here is a very brief introduction to our new Modular Circuits sets.