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Circuit Lab

Division: B-Middle School

NC Essential Standards Alignment:

Event Rules: See the National rule manual

Event Score Sheet: None

National Event Page: Here

Clarifications: None

Description:

This event is usually done as stations that teams rotate through. It can also be done as an individual test taking event, where each station and materials have been duplicated for each team.  Teams may be viewing any combination of models, pictures, diagrams/charts, recorded/written descriptions, and hands on activities. Participants must complete tasks and answer questions about electricity and magnetism.

Materials:

Each team may bring one three-ring binder of any size containing information in any form and from any source attached using the available rings. Participants may remove information or pages for their use during the event. Each team may also bring writing utensils, and two stand-alone calculators of any type for use during any part of the event. Event supervisors must provide any material & measurement devices required for the hands-on tasks. Participants may bring their own basic multimeters for use in place of provided ones at the discretion of the event supervisor.

Scoring:

High score wins. Questions are worth a pre-assigned number of points. Predetermined questions will be used to break ties.

Common Mistakes:

None

Recommendations:

How to use a multimeter.  Be sure to check Basic Instructions, Voltage measurement, Measure Current, and Resistance Measurement.

This resource may also be useful.

Fast Facts:

None

Event Resources:

Great Youtube Channel with Circuit Lab tips!

2019 Coaches Clinic Presentation (2020 Rules)

2019 Regional Station examples

Circuit Lab 2018 Coaches Clinic Presentation (2019 Rules)

Media:

None