Part of Lesson Plan: AC/DC what's the difference?
Activity Overview / Details
Although this activity is said to have been originally set up for elementary school students, it makes a nice quick review activity for high school students to review the components of a DC circuit. The explanation of the activity will make much more sense to high school students and they should be far more able to properly use a multi-meter without assistance. Overall, using this activity with high school students will allow it to move quicker, but at the same time maintain a hands-on approach to learning.
*Note- If you struggle to get a functional circuit you may want to add a resistor of about 100 ohms.