Current, Resistance and Electrical Componenents

Collected here are some supporting resources, suggestions and practical ideas to help students develop a fuller understating of electricity and various components.

The triple science content on components tends to work on an assumption that students are clear and confident with current, potential difference and resistance and this may not always be the case. In some cases they can just treat components as ‘black boxes’ that do something but a revisiting of what these three key terms actually mean and how they are related is strongly recommended to provide a richer look at what is actually going on.

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