Middle School Physical Science Teacher Guide

(PS-3852)

Features 23 core lab activities that cover the fundamental concepts of Force & Motion, Energy Transfer, Electricity & Circuits, Fluids and more.

Measuring the Voltage of Elements in Series

Lab Summary

Use a voltage sensor to investigate the voltage drop across a varying number of elements in series in a circuit.

Theory

In this activity, students investigate the voltage drop across a varying number of elements in series in a circuit.

Method

Students gain experience conducting the following procedures:

  • Setting up the equipment and work area to measure the voltage across a circuit
  • Building a simple circuit with wire, holiday "mini" light bulbs, and batteries
  • Systematically measuring the voltage across different numbers of resistors ("mini" light bulbs) in series

Your Bundle Options:

Option 1:

Middle School Physical Science Bundle

(PS-2914)

Equipment bundle for teaching 23 Middle School Physical Science Teacher Guide labs.

Option 2:

Middle School Science Standard Sensor Bundle

(PS-2933A)

This bundle contains the probeware needed to perform all 49 lab activities in the Middle School Science through Inquiry lab manual.

Interface Required

This experiment may require software and an interface for data collection.