Authentic Task (Electric Circuits)
•Design a series circuit and a parallel circuit
In a series circuit, current is the same everywhere. In a series circuit, voltage divides so that the voltage increase supplied by the voltage source equals the sum of the voltage drops across the resistors. In a series circuit, the total resistance equals the sum of the individual resistances.
A circuit construction simulation (DC)
- Differentiate between series and parallel connection in terms of current flow
Observe and report on the total resistance of a series circuit and a parallel circuit by using a simulation found on the Merlot website