Advanced Placement / Physics

DC Circuits

In this lab, students will use a voltage–current sensor and an AC/DC electronics laboratory to construct simple resistor circuits with resistors in series or parallel, or both (with at most one parallel loop of resistors), to demonstrate the validity of Kirchhoff's loop rule (conservation of energy), and Kirchhoff’s junction rule (conservation of charge).

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Standards Correlations

IB Topics AP Topics
5.1; 5.2 1.B.1.2; 5.B.9.2; 3; 5.C.3.1

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AC/DC Electronics Laboratory

AC/DC Electronics Laboratory

Facilitates electricity experiments for AC and DC. Can be used as a stand-alone with a multimeter or with PASCO sensors and software.

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Source: Lab #15

Advanced Physics Through Inquiry 1

DC Circuits