APU Science Report for Teachers 7: Electricity at Age 15
This APU report for teachers focuses on the performance of students aged 15 in a range of test questions concerning electricity. It presents the findings in a sequence in which it suggests that different activities are generally encountered by students. An experimentally-based course would, in the first three years of secondary science, cover ideas about charge flow, current measurement and voltage, supplemented by some magnetism, electromagnetism and electrostatics. More formal and quantitative treatment would then follow.
Preface: Background to the APU Science Surveys
1. Basic circuit skills
2. Some simple applications of circuit ideas
3. Predicting current values
4. Understanding of current
5. Summary and discussion