Here are some samples. On the one hand, keep in mind that these are high school seniors headed for elite colleges. On the other hand, keep in mind that they were writing these under severe time constraints.
What fun you can be
Life would be a fright
If there were no light!
Electrix fields are cool
Electric fields are fun
Electric flux is the integral
Of E·dA, son.
Electric circuits are cool
We learn about them when we go to school
Right now they're on my test
Because electric circuits are the best
Loops are fun,
And so are junctions.
R's, and C's,
And exponential functions.
Don't be scared.
Just remember two things:
ΔV is 0
And i out equals i in.
Electric circuits are cool.
They come in many different forms.
Sometimes with both resistors and capacitors,
which makes them SUPER cool.
Zap! Bang! Flow!
Ohm, Mho & Joules
run around your electric grid like mules
Will a lightning shock kill a cow?
Or will an electric eel cause a Pow!
Only volt ampere and watt
can tell you.
Electric circuit round you go
over resistors, capacitors you row
batteries help you move around
but if you're short you will be bound
Electric circuits are very fun
Just like the currents run
from capacitor A to capacitor B
Just like a bee
that flies from the honey cake
that the electric circuits bake.
Resistors are good,
capacitors - better
But both these components are perfect together
The power that "R"'s, sometimes dissipate,
can lots of commotion in atoms create
Some poems expressed existential angst.
Taking a journey through an R.C. circuit,
I walk pass a resistor and drop some voltage,
I walk pass a capacitor and bring some charge,
I walk pass a emf and repeat,
from now till the end of time.
Trying to satisfy two plates' capacitance
Through resistors with great reluctance,
Electrons move through low conductivity.
Making them have a low drift velocity
Slowly pushing in line
to go nowhere
Some poems expressed pessimism about the test.
(1) The calculator
is made up
(2) But its
inner workings do
(3) on this test
Circuits, how you plague me so
with constants like epsilon and rho
resistors, capacitors, opposite in series
this circuit test gives me the heebie jeebies
Theres Kirkhoff's rules, junctions, loops
And capacitor cubes, spheres and hoops
Some students expressed their pessimism through haikus.
An AP Haiku
Big RC Circuits
Are probably on AP
Some non-pessimistic students wrote haikus anyway.
Circuits have voltage
sometimes with capacitors
resistors as well
When I lick and I touch it
oh how it shocks me
Oh woe onto me
electromotive force is
now just emf
Have you ev
Shorted a circuit (5)
Circuit shorted it should not (7)
Long live the circuits (5)
One student got confused and thought haikus were supposed to be 3-5-3, rather than 5-7-5.
are: the Junction Rule
the Loop Rule
One student claimed that his/her poem was iambic pentameter, but either didn't realize that this means more than just having 10 syllables per line, or has a very odd pronunciation of some words.
Circuits really are amazing gadgets
resistors, capacitors, doodads, gadgets,
The current continually runs galore
making shocks, till people say please, no more
Some poems had a safety theme.
electric currents are cool
but don't experiment in the pool!
Because if you do you are a fool.
And will get a really big booboo!
Roses are red,
my finger is blue
Don't play with circuits,
It'll happen to you.
Safety or not, this was a popular riff.
Roses are red
Violets are blue
C€(1 - e^-t/RC) is
equal to Q
Some students barely tried.
Time Constant Time Constant Time Constant