Exploring Electric Circuits Using a Water Analogy
A CIPT Lab Exercise in Modern Physics
Properties of electric circuits such as current, potential, resistance and the relationships between them are often taught using a water analogy. Water circuits provide an excellent comparison to simple electric circuits, but few students have experience with fluid dynamics. This lab allows a hands-on investigation of water flow: including current, pressure and resistance, in series and parallel arrangements, which can be related to electric current, potential and electric resistance.
Physics: Grades 11 & 12
Two 80-minute class periods.
Price: No Charge