# Compare The Circuits Series Circuit Parallel Circuit Dimmer Bulbs

## Compare The Circuits Series Circuit Parallel Circuit Dimmer Bulbs

In a **series circuit**, every device must function for the **circuit** to be complete. One bulb burning out in a **series circuit** breaks the **circuit**. In **parallel circuits**, each light has its own **circuit**, so all but one light could be burned out, and the last one will still function.

**parallel** and **series circuits circuits** and current flow making and testing predictions teamwork Lesson Activities Students perform experiments using two different types of **circuit** arrangements: **series and parallel circuits**. Students **compare** a set up of **series** and **parallel bulbs**, make

And the more work you have a **series circuit** do, the more your current will decrease. **Parallel circuits** are a bit trickier, allowing multiple **circuits** to connect while operating individually as part of a larger **circuit**. Because of this interesting connection, as you increase the resistance in a **parallel circuit**, you’ll also increase the current!

The more **bulbs** you put on the **series circuit**, the more voltage you will need. Go over the difference between **the circuits**. Point out that the lights get **dimmer** on a **series circuit**, the lights are all illuminated the same on a **parallel circuit**. Ask students why simple **circuits** might not be appropriate in …

31/08/2015 · **Bulbs** furthest from the source get **dimmer** in **parallel circuits** as you add more **bulbs** - because the resistance of the **circuit** increases by distance from the source. The **series** component "seen" by each resistor increases. All **bulbs** get equally dim in **series circuits** as you add **bulbs** - the **series** component "seen" by each resistor is fixed.

High resistance **bulbs** are brighter in **series circuits**. If two **bulbs** in **series** aren't identical then one bulb will be brighter than the other. Brightness depends on both current and voltage. Remember the current through both must be the same because the current is the same everywhere in a **series circuit**.

the **bulbs**. The more **bulbs** in the **circuit**, the **dimmer** they will light. In a **parallel circuit**, there are multiple paths through which current can flow, so the resistance of the overall **circuit** is lower than it would be if only one path was available. The lower resistance means that the current will be higher and

In a **series circuit**, every device must function for the **circuit** to be complete. If one bulb burns out in a **series circuit**, the entire **circuit** is broken. In **parallel circuits**, each light bulb has its own **circuit**, so all but one light could be burned out, and the last one will still function.

27/10/2009 · In a **parallel circuit** the failure of one bulb reduces the light of that one bulb. In a **series circuit** the failure of any bulb causes all **bulbs** to stop producing light because the **circuit** itself fails.

A **parallel circuit** has more than one pathway for the electrons to travel through. In a **series circuit**, the current is the same at all points in the **circuit**. In a **series circuit**, the resistance increases as more resistors are added in **series**. In a **parallel circuit**, the current splits between the available paths.