Ohm's Law

Ohm's Law
Publication Date: January, 2015
Type of Resource: Practical activity/investigation

These downloadable resources are for a practical activity where students measure the voltage across and current through a 56 ohm (or similar) resistor.

A graph of Voltage vs Current gives a straight line and the gradient value is the resistance. Sample answers are also provided.

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