Series Circuits: Definition & Concepts


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Which is true about current in a series circuit?

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1. Which best defines a circuit?

2. What is the difference between series and parallel circuits?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Two types of electrical circuits are parallel and series. This lesson focuses on how series circuits work with a focus on how resistors affect the flow of electrons in a series circuit.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will assess your understanding of:

  • The definition of a circuit
  • How parallel and series circuits differ
  • How resistance affects the flow of electrons in a circuit
  • The factors that affect voltage in a series circuit

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can correctly explain the structure of a series circuit
  • Information recall - accurately explain how resistance affects the flow of electrons in a series circuit
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of parallel circuits to determine whether there is an increase or decrease in voltage

Additional Learning

To learn more about electrical circuits, review the accompanying worksheet and quiz entitled, Series Circuits: Definition & Concepts. This lesson teaches the following objectives:

  • Define a series circuit
  • Differentiate between an open and closed circuit
  • Identify what happens to the flow of electrons with the addition of resistors
  • Understand the relationship between voltage, current and resistance