Use mathematical thinking to determine if 500 kWh of electricity could power a home for a year.
Students calculate their approximate yearly electricity consumption using algebraic and graphical models and use this data to decide if they could survive for one year using only 500kWh of electricity.
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Assess your students’ abilities to:
Extend your knowledge of the relationship between voltage, current, and resistance.
Build a circuit to demonstrate the relationship between voltage and current.
Exploring the similarities and differences between the two types of electrical circuits.
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