Short Circuits: Lesson for Kids


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Which of the following describes what happens during a short circuit?

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1. What can happen to the current in a short circuit?

2. What common effect does a short circuit have on the voltage of an electrical current?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz/worksheet combo can help you see what you know about short circuits. Effects of short circuits are addressed on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can see how much you know about:

  • Safety concerns for a short circuit
  • How short circuits work
  • Short circuit effects on the current
  • Effects of a short circuit on the voltage

Skills Practiced

  • Learning practice - use what you learned to answer questions about the effects of a short circuit
  • Reading awareness - make sure that you know the most important information from the lesson on short circuits
  • Remembering details - remember what you learned about a cause of a short circuit

Additional Learning

You can still learn more thanks to the lesson called Short Circuits: Lesson for Kids. This lesson helps you:

  • See why short circuits happen
  • Look at the result of a short circuit
  • Define short circuit