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SimuLAB: Make Your Own Capacitor SimuLAB 1

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Students are given online simulation tools at PHET Colorado as well as a set of key learning objectives. In teams, they are then tasked with using these resources to build a lab for future students which has students performing experiments using the simulations to better understand the learning objectives.

PHET Simulations Required:

Capacitor Simulation

AC/DC Circuit Construction Kit

My students do some pretty neat stuff when given such open-ended assignments, and the quality of the work is often times at a level where, with minimal modification, it could be handed out to another class as an actual lab learning activity.

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