Electrical Circuit
Electricity and Magnetism

Revisiting whole loops

Teaching Guidance for 14-16 Supporting Physics Teaching

Building on earlier topics

This episode builds on the SPT: Electric circuits topic, focusing on current in a single electrical loop.

As students move into 14–16 study they will have been exposed to a significant amount of teaching about electric circuits during their experiences 11–14, and even before that. This is not to say (unfortunately!) that they will have a full understanding of the ideas that they covered earlier.

In returning to work on electric circuits with the 14–16 age group, it is therefore very valuable to set a selection of short diagnostic questions for your students, to find out what they still understand from earlier studies and to help them to start thinking once again about electric circuits.

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