Guiding Question: How does adding more batteries or bulbs to a closed circuit affect the brightness of a single bulb within that circuit?
The Electric Currents kit includes all the materials that students will need to design and carry out an investigation. Each kit contains enough materials for six groups of students. Each kit also includes a Guidance PowerPoint that you can use to guide students through all eight stages of the ADI instructional model for that lab investigation.
Miniature light bulbs
Miniature light bulb holders
Double-ended alligator clips test lead wire
Battery Holders & Batteries
- Guidance PowerPoint (see description below)
Teachers can use the ADI Guidance PowerPoints to support students as they work through each stage of an ADI lab investigation. Each PowerPoint includes images that illustrate how to use equipment, information about the core ideas that students use during the investigation, and questions to elicit student thinking during the explicit and reflective discussion. The ADI Guidance PowerPoints make it easy for teachers to prep for and implement an ADI investigation.