Exploriments: Electricity - Simple Electrical Circuits in Series, Parallel and Combination
By IL&FS Education and Technology Services Ltd.
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The ability to make your own circuits is here! This uber-cool feature comes bundled with the latest update to our app on simple electrical circuits. You can now move things around, choose devices and connect circuits using switches and wires, the way you want to. The app retains the original pre-designed learning circuits, so you get the best of both worlds – the freedom to make your own circuits as well as the comfort of using our built-in circuits.
Ideally suited for elementary and middle school (though not limited to it), the app provides a complete toolkit for understanding and designing circuit arrangements such as series, parallel and combination using batteries, wires, bulbs and a host of fun electrical toys. It is great for teachers, parents and tutors who want to explain the workings of electrical circuits, and for students who want to explore on their own. Teachers can use the app to demo an idea, and then guide students through hands on, self-study exercises.
Please note that this app focuses mainly on devices, linkages and connections that lead to different circuit arrangements; for measuring, calculating and solving problems with current, voltage and resistance, check out our other Electricity apps, and also watch out for our soon to be released DIY Circuit Builder app.
MAKE YOUR OWN CIRCUIT
Assemble your own circuit using wires, switches, bulbs, fan and a host of electrical toys. You can select between three circuit arrangements – Series, Parallel 1 (3 branches), Parallel 2 (2 x 3 branches). The selected circuit arrangement combined with the ability to choose between a range of devices gives you almost unlimited variations leading to hours of endless exploration and learning.
PRE-DESIGNED LEARNING CIRCUITS
The series of pre-designed learning circuits is thoughtfully created and is a great way to learn or teach the essentials of electrical circuits. You can explore a variety of electrical circuits, with a focus on the role of switches in controlling circuits and devices. You are introduced to switches in series, in parallel and in combination arrangements. A typical learning circuit involves switches that give a varying degree of control over devices. It also includes real life examples of circuit usage to aid in your understanding. Each sample learning circuit is supported with insightful learning content. These learning circuits are ideal for teachers to demonstrate in a classroom, which can be followed by students trying out different variations of the base circuit and gain valuable insights in the process.
MORE Electricity Apps from Exploriments
For more livewire action, check out other apps from our Exploriments Electricity series, which make it very safe to tinker with electricity:
1) Exploriments : Electricity - Ohm's Law and Resistance of Devices in Electrical Circuits
2) Exploriments: Electricity - Current and Charge, Measurement of Current in Series and Parallel Electrical Circuits
3) Exploriments: Electricity - Voltage Measurement in Series and Parallel Electrical Circuits
The Exploriments Series of interactive simulation-based tools makes conceptual learning in science an engaging and insightful experience.
Visit www.exploriments.com to know more.
What's New in Version 2.0
BUILD YOUR OWN CIRCUIT - This comprehensive update comes with a great new feature - the ability to make your own circuits. You can now move things around, choose devices and connect circuits using switches and wires, the way you want to. The app retains the original pre-designed learning circuits, so you get the best of both worlds – the freedom to make your own circuits as well as the comfort of using our built-in circuits.
Current Flow Convention - Added the option to select the direction of current flow between Electron Flow (-ve to +ve) and Conventional Current (+ve to -ve).
App Page link – We have also created a companion web page, called the App Page, for helping you do more with the your app. The online App Page will be buzzing with tips, tricks and idea that we add and you share.
Share & Like - Added social media share and like options
Minor bug fixes and improvements
Have a simple circuits party!
I found this app after a long and unsuccessful online search, and boy am I glad I found it! My middle-school students totally went for it, dragging switches and gadgets around, laughing as they created short circuits, and enjoying all the different scenarios and combinations they could easily try out. The app covers everything about simple circuits that I want to teach, so it is comprehensive. The pre-built circuits are great for getting something up and running fast so I don't lose anyone's attention - much recommended!
Learn & be creative
This is a well designed app that let's you learn about circuits and then take what you've learned and tryout your own designs. You can control the direction of the current, add or remove switches, resistors, etc. and see the effect immediately. Kids as young as 5 can do the simple circuits. Older kids and adults can do more advanced circuits.
I am a student and our class loves it but we need more levels and advanced things thanks from yo number 1 fan
- Category: Education
- Updated: Sep 12, 2012
- Version: 2.0
- Size: 13.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: IL&FS Education and Technology Services Ltd.
- © 2011 IL&FS Education
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.