Publication Date: June, 2014
Type of Resource: Practical activity/investigation

This downloadable document provides instructions for a student practical activity on how to build and test a model fuse in a simple circuit.

Students build a simple fuse out of cork, 2 pins and fuse wire and connect it to a light globe in a simple circuit. They then short out the globe and observe what happens to the fuse.

The resource includes questions for students to answer after conducting the activity. 

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