Measuring Current

Curriculum support5 mins£2

Key takeaways
Explain what current in a circuit is in physical terms.
Understand Kirchoff’s rules of current in a circuit.
Understand where to connect an ammeter in a circuit to measure the current.
Laura LewisHost: Laura studied at Royal Holloway University of London and the Open University. She is passionate about science communication and has presented talks about Exoplanets at Oxford University and Imperial College London.

This short, snappy session gives students all they need to know on how to measure currents. By the end of this session, students will feel more confident in what current is in terms of charged particles, Kirchoff’s rules, and how to connect an ammeter to measure the current in the circuit. This class is aimed at students in Years 10 - 11 and is great to help boost confidence before exams.

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Suitable for:

This class is aimed at GCSE (or equivalent) students in Years 10-11 or S4-S5. 

Class requirements:
You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
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