Circuit world

Circuit world
Type of Resource: Interactive/Simulation

This online resource allows students to build virtual circuits using the appropriate electrical engineering symbols.

At the bottom of the left-hand panel, a choice of three types of drawing objects is offered: circuit symbols, a series of fun characters or pictures.

Students can change the type of symbols being used at any time.

A worksheet has also been provided to get the most out of this site. 

Additional Information

Please note that this is not a good site for series and parallel circuits as it can reinforce the misconception that attaching a greater load to a circuit means more current will flow. 

This interactive requires flash and so is not suitable for iPads. 

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 9 > Science Inquiry Skills > Questioning and Predicting > Formulate questions or hypotheses that can be investigated scientifically > ACSIS164
  • Year 9 > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences > Energy transfer through different mediums can be explained using wave and... > ACSSU182