Resistance - student designed investigation

Resistance - student designed investigation
Publication Date: January, 2015
Type of Resource: Practical activity/investigation

This downloadable resource is a student-designed practical investigation focusing on determining the value of an unknown resistor.

The investigation is student designed, with a basic concept presented and a series of questions for them to consider.

It relies on some student knowledge of Ohm's Law and how to determine a resistor's value from the gradient of a voltage vs current graph.

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 9 > Science Inquiry Skills > Planning and conducting > Plan, select and use appropriate investigation types, including field work and... > ACSIS165
  • Year 9 > Science Inquiry Skills > Planning and conducting > Select and use appropriate equipment, including digital technologies, to... > ACSIS166
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