Measuring Voltage

Curriculum support5 minsFREE

Key takeaways
Explain what voltage is in physical terms.
Understand that voltage can vary across components.
Understand how to connect a voltmeter in a circuit to measure the voltage.
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 voltage. By the end of this class, students will have a better understanding on voltage and how voltage varies across components as well as how to connect a voltmeter in parallel to measure the voltage. This class is aimed at students in Years 10 - 11 and is perfect to help boost confidence on the concept 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.
What to expect:
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