Day 91: Real Life Circuits & Energy in Equilibrium

Physics: Real Life Circuits

Continuing the circuit patterns set of labs from the PUM curriculum, students used power supplies and resistors to build series circuits and test the patterns they found in the simulation yesterday. Class ended with each group summarizing their rules on a whiteboard. Several groups used proportions to come up with a rule for how much potential difference goes to each resistor; for next year, I want to think about the questions I’m asking to try and get more groups to take a similar leap.

 

Chemistry: Energy in Equilibrium

Students did a short reading from the book to look at the role energy plays in chemical equilibrium and to help explain some of the results in yesterday’s lab. It also ended up being a nice set-up for the reaction rates lab we’ll be doing tomorrow.

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