Drag-and-Drop Electrical Circuits 1

For this activity, you will need the grade 9 science textbook "McGraw-Hill: Science Power 9". Some of the other drag-and-drop electrical circuit activities do not require a textbook.

  1. Turn to one of the following investigations from the textbook:

    • Investigation 10-A: Measuring Current (Diagram A and B, pg. 326-327)

    • Investigation 10-B: Energy Around a Simple Circuit (Diagram A and B, pg. 334-335)

    • Investigation 10-C: Potential Difference and Current For a Resistor (Diagram A, pg. 340-341)


  2. Left-click and drag the electrical components over the wires to create the circuit diagrams in the textbook. Mouse-over each component to read the tooltip that identifies it.

  3. Electrical components are given in a number of different orientations to choose from because there is more than one correct way to build these circuits.
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WIRES

  ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS

voltmeter  voltmeter  voltmeter

ammeter  ammeter  ammeter

switch  switch  switch    resistor  resistor

bulb  bulb  bulb

battery  current direction  battery


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