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Building Black Box Circuit Simulators to Test and Improve Pupils' Problem-Solving Ability
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Physics Education Volume 53, Number 5, ISSN 0031-9120

Abstract

Putting an electrical circuit within an inaccessible black box and asking pupils to deduce what wiring is contained within the box based solely on the circuit's behaviour is a simple teaching idea with a long history. Problems arise when trying to build enough physical black boxes to simulate a larger number of circuits within a typical school's storage limitations. A solution is described which uses a microcontroller to simulate a large number of separate circuits within a single black box.

Citation

Harrison, M. (2018). Building Black Box Circuit Simulators to Test and Improve Pupils' Problem-Solving Ability. Physics Education, 53(5),. Retrieved December 13, 2019 from .

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