Keep emphasising charge is in the wires already(Teaching tip)

Don't use a model that suggests charged particles come from the battery

It's very easy to say;

Teacher: a current of 1.4 ampere flows from the supply


Teacher: a current of 1.4 ampere is drawn from the supply

. Once again these words imply that the current originates in the battery and it is better to say something like

Teacher Tip: There is a current of 1.4 ampere in the wires of the big loop and in the supply.

Prepare for teaching across the topic using these links

topic kitset topic path core ideas (topic) decisions to make (topic) suggestions (for the topic) topic issues

This is a nugget in the TL thread – connect all three threads from any link

Physics Narrative (PN) Teaching & Learning Issues(TL) Teaching Approaches(TA)

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