Electric Circuit Fundamentals: Components & Types


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Adding a light bulb to a series circuit will:

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1. Adding a light bulb to a parallel circuit will:

2. The voltage across each light bulb in a parallel circuit:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combination will test your understanding of the characteristics of electrical circuits. The questions on this quiz will test you on the characteristics of electrical circuits, the two different types of circuits, and the effects of certain variables on these circuits.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will ask about topics like:

  • The characteristics of series circuits
  • What happens to the total current in a parallel circuit
  • How resistance is effected in series and parallel circuits

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information on each type of circuits from this general reading on the subject of their characteristics
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of electrical currents and resistance to better understand how these types of circuits work
  • Problem solving - use the knowledge on circuits and electricity that you've acquired to answer questions about the separate types of circuits and how variables interact within them

Additional Learning

The lesson entitled Electric Circuit Fundamentals: Components & Types is a great resource to review for more information. This lesson aims to help you meet these objectives:

  • Define the two types of electrical circuits
  • Differentiate between the two types of circuits
  • Define how variables affect each type of circuit
  • Understand how these two circuits work individually