Concept Checker for the Circuit Builder Simulation (Series Circuits)

Our Concept Checker for the Circuit Builder Simulation consists of 20 questions organized into 5 Question Groups. Students must correctly answer one question from each Question Group to earn the Trophy for this Concept Checker. Some questions involve multiple parts.

Like all our Concept Checkers, it is designed to be used as a follow-up to an activity - the Circuit Builder Simulation. This simulation is a multi-faceted simulation that allows one to explore several aspects of electric circuits. This particular Concept Checker is focused on relationships between electric potential, current, and resistance for series circuits.

The Circuit Builder Simulation is accompanied by a classroom-ready exercise.  We recommend the use of the exercise with the simulation, followed by the use of this Concept Checker.

The Concept Checker targets student understanding of the following learning outcomes:
  • The student should be able to compare voltage drops across and current in the various resistors of a 3-resistor series circuit.
  • The student be able to use the V=I•R relationship to determine the current or resistance for the resistors of a series circuit.

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