Concept Checker for the Circuit Builder Simulation (∆V-I-R)

Our Concept Checker for the Circuit Builder Simulation consists of 32 questions organized into 8 Question Groups. Students must correctly answer one question from each Question Group to earn the Trophy for this Concept Checker. 

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 the relationship between voltage drop, current, and resistance for simple 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 describe the relationship between current in a simple circuit and the two factors that affect it - voltage drop and resistance.
  • The student be able to predict the effect that variations in voltage drop (doubling, tripling, or quadrupling) and resistance have upon the current in a simple circuit.

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