Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Electricity Merit Badge

Troop 1305 started the Electricity Merit Badge tonight. 

A few items we learned about tonight included: 
Volts - Force behind electricity
Amps - Amount
Watt - Volts x Amps = Watts
ohm - Resistance or the amount of opposition to voltage
Rectifier - changes AC voltage to DC voltage
Rheostat - changes voltage output (raises or lowers)
Conductor - anything that allows the flow of electricity


  • Home electricity checklist
  • Electricity project using batteries: create a circuit using a switch and some sort of light or buzzer (no A/C voltage - batteries only for power)

Thanks Mark for helping us with this fun merit badge.