Exploriments: Electricity

This Exploriments app provides an interactive environment to explore the concepts of current and charge, understand division of current in parallel circuits, ...

Description

This Exploriments app provides an interactive environment to explore the concepts of current and charge, understand division of current in parallel circuits, understand current measurement using ammeter, gain familiarity with several types of circuits, and practice your skills at taking measurements. Activity-based quizzes help you to reinforce concepts and build confidence. Are you in for some livewire action? Don’t be shocked!! Try other apps from our Exploriments Electricity series, which makes it very safe to tinker with electricity. The interface puts learning at your fingertips by letting you touch, swipe, flick and move electrical components in and out of circuits, gaining important insights in the process. Benefit from helpful analogies and learn by doing activities with wires, switches, ammeters and more. The Exploriments Series of interactive simulation-based tools makes conceptual learning in science an engaging and insightful experience. Visit www.exploriments.com to know more. Activities: Activity 1: Basic Ammeter Operation --- Understand how to use an Ammeter to measure current --- Measure current in a series circuit Activity 2: Extended Ammeter Operation --- Measure current in a series-parallel combination circuit Activity 3: Current Division in Parallel Circuits 1 --- Understand branching of current in a simple parallel circuit --- Measure, record and verify division of current in parallel branches Activity 4: Current Division in Parallel Circuits 2 --- Understand branching of current in a simple parallel circuit --- Measure, record and verify division of current in parallel branches -- Reinforce current and ammeter-related concepts in parallel circuits Activity 5: Calculating Current in Combination Circuits -- Analyze current flow in a combination circuit -- Figure out current in parallel branches and main circuit branch Activity 6: Current and Charge --- Understand the concept of charge and its units --- Understand the relationship between current and charge, and their respective units Activity 7: Charge in Parallel Circuits --- Study the flow of charge with respect to time --- Calculate current in terms of flow of charge using an imaginary device, the chargemeter --- Understand division of charge in parallel circuits Activity 8: Current as Sum of Branch Flows --- Explore branching of current in a parallel circuit --- Understand the rules of determining current in branches and main circuit Additional Features: --- Easy and intuitive touch and move interactions for moving devices and wires around --- Worksheets and quizzes for reinforcing conceptual understanding --- Unlimited “RESET” option for practicing with circuits with varying values for each turn --- Imaginary devices such as chargemeter to facilitate understanding of the concept of charge and the relationship between current and charge

Technical specifications

Version: 1.2

Size: 11.02 MB

System:

Price: 2,51 €

Developed by IL&FS Education and Technology Services Ltd.

Day of release: 2011-12-21

Recommended age: 4+