Provided with a list of different systems, students are asked to identify which systems would/would not satisfy Kirchhoff’s laws. A set of required for systems that satisfy Kirchhoff’s laws and an interpretation of hydroelectric dams as “circuits” are offered to students before they are invited to create illustrations that show how a hydroelectric dam would satisfy Kirchhoff’s laws.
Throughout the activity, consider how well students:
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