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In the Simple Circuits Electricity Super Value Kit, students learn about the power of electric current and circuit configurations.

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Do your students know how to connect a series circuit? What about a parallel circuit? Students use lightbulbs and alligator-clipped wires to build simple series and parallel circuits and study their characteristics. By observing the brightness of the lightbulbs, students will learn that the amount of electric current flowing through the lightbulbs varies with the different circuit configurations. Includes complete instructions and valuable Teacher Notes with teaching tips, sample data and answers to student questions.

Super Value Kit is complete four groups of students, and all materials are reusable! One 6-V battery is required for each group and available separately.

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Planning and carrying out investigations
Asking questions and defining problems
Developing and using models

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-ETS1.A: Defining and Delimiting Engineering Problems
HS-ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect
Energy and matter

Performance Expectations

HS-PS2-6: Communicate scientific and technical information about why the molecular-level structure is important in the functioning of designed materials.