Electric House Project

Pictures of our finished project

Our electric house featured bedrooms, a bathroom, laundry room, living/dining area, hardwood floors, the latest in wallpaper styles and a nice green grass lawn. Of course it also had working circuits evidently.

Circuit Diagrams

Project questions

You have three light bulbs. All have the same intensity when lit. Explain how you can prove to a classmate that they are connected in series by unscrewing one light bulb. Support your answer.

I could prove the circuit was connected in series by showing that the lights turn off if one light bulb was unscrewed, unlike parallel where if a light bulb was unscrewed the other lights would still work.

You have three light bulbs. All have the same intensity when lit. Explain how you can prove to a classmate that they are connected in parallel by unscrewing one light bulb.

I could prove the circuit was connected in parallel by showing that the other lights remained lit when one bulb was unscrewed, unlike series where if one light bulb is unscrewed, the whole circuit fails.

In question number three, describe the relative intensities of the two remaining lit bulbs if one of the bulbs in parallel was unscrewed. Support your answer.

The parallel circuits light bulbs would be brighter than the series circuit as there is less of a voltage drop with parallel circuits.

Reflect on the quality of your ability to collaborate during this project What did you do well. Or What could you have improved.

If one light bulb was unscrewed in the parallel, circuit the series light would be brighter, and the parallel circuit would be the same, because parallels work regardless, and there would be more power going around to the other circuits.

collaboration self reflection

core competencies

5 COL questions

Play dough Circuit lab

Circuit #1

This circuit did not function, as to why it did not not function, I believe it was because there were four different connections which effectively canceled each other one out, not to mention that the connections were put in randomly, and, play dough can be excruciatingly finicky. The drawing of course represents a cleaner version of the actual picture.

Circuit #2

This circuit worked quite well, I believe it was because the circuit went directly to the lode, and was not redirected through the play dough, as the play dough can be finicky at times, sometimes it works and sometimes it does not. Two out of the three lights lit up, this must’ve been because of a faulty light, and or the wire was not fully touching the light’s wires.

Circuit #3

This in my opinion, was our groups crowning achievement, even though it was one more play dough ball to the lode, than the practice circuit. Never the less I had absolutely no hope it would work, however as we touched the negative side of the battery to the wire, we saw a dim, yet distinguished light coming from the L.E.D. It then began to be finicky again, however, after some troubleshooting, we got it. It was extremely relieving.

Scientific app -solution fluency

Problem: i need help remembering some scientific terms.

Brainstorm: there could be an app to help me remember these things.

Find: Science@VL could work as a reminding tool.

Use: It works very well as an encyclopedia, and has a lot of scientific words and is very useful when trying to remember certain scientific words.

Debrief: Overall this app is very useful as an electronic scientific dictionary.

Thoughts for evaluating the app

How does the app help users build skills or learn content?

It helps by giving a study tool as well as an answer sheet of sorts, to correct and help people study different scientific terms.

How intuitive is the app? Is it self-explanatory or does it take a long time to figure out?

The app is very self explanatory and while i wouldn’t say it was extremely intuitive, it is still very useful.

What innovative elements does the app utilize?

It has a search bar, and compared to a dictionary that one factor makes it one thousand times better, and while it may not have as many words as a dictionary it still makes up for that in many other ways.

Elements 4D -science 9

In science 9 today we looked at different elements using the app 4D, with it we were able to mix around elements easily to see which ones would have reacted with each other.

An element that reacted with many other elements was lithium, it mixed with more than 4 other elements.

In all of our tests, titanium did not mix with any of our samples.

I’m not entirely sure why certain elements reacted and did not react to certain elements, however, i look forward to finding this out.

The periodic table is arranged within certain categories, such as alkali and diatonic non metals. This probably has influence on what elements react with what elements.