Electricity and Magnetism

The student will be able to:

measure current and voltage in a circuit

use measurements to determine the resistance of a circuit element

interpret graphs of voltage versus current

measure and compare the resistance of conductors of various lengths and

cross-sectional areas

construct simple series and parallel circuits

draw and interpret circuit diagrams which include voltmeters and ammeters

predict the behavior of lightbulbs in series and parallel circuits

map the magnetic field of a permanent magnet, indicating the direction of the field

between the N (north-seeking) and S (south-seeking)poles