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Lesson Plan: Voltmeters Science

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to use voltmeters in electric circuits to measure the potential difference across a component in the circuit.


Students will be able to

  • recall that the potential difference between two points in a circuit can be measured with a voltmeter,
  • recall what the circuit symbol for a voltmeter is,
  • recall that voltmeters must be connected in parallel to a circuit.


Students should already be familiar with

  • the circuit symbols for several basic circuit components: a cell, a bulb, a buzzer, and a motor,
  • how to draw and interpret single-loop circuits with one cell or battery,
  • what electric potential difference is.


Students will not cover

  • ammeters,
  • how voltmeters work,
  • resistors and resistance,
  • ohmmeters,
  • complex parallel circuits,
  • why voltmeters must be connected in parallel,

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