Ch 11: ScienceFusion Motion, Forces, and Energy Unit 3.3: Electric Circuits

About This Chapter

The Electric Circuits chapter of this ScienceFusion Motion, Forces, and Energy Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with electric circuits. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Electric Circuits textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the ScienceFusion Electric Circuits chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the electric circuit topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • To identify and understand electric circuits and their components
  • To understand the symbols in an electric schematic
  • The definition for a series circuit
  • To identify and understand parallel circuits
  • To understand important safety issues when using electricity

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5 Lessons in Chapter 11: ScienceFusion Motion, Forces, and Energy Unit 3.3: Electric Circuits
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Types & Components of Electric Circuits

1. Types & Components of Electric Circuits

Electric circuits consist of a set of components connected together, allowing current to pass through. Explore electric circuits and learn about the types and components of electric circuits.

Electrical Schematic Symbols

2. Electrical Schematic Symbols

Electricians use electrical schematic symbols to diagram circuit connections. Learn why electrical schematic diagrams are important and recognize some of the most important symbols used in those diagrams with examples.

Series Circuits: Definition & Concepts

3. Series Circuits: Definition & Concepts

A series circuit is a circuit that has only one path in which current can flow, going through each component. Learn about circuit pathways and the concept behind a single pathway, explore the definition of a series circuit, and understand the relation of resistance and voltage to the current in a series circuit.

Parallel Circuits: Definition & Concepts

4. Parallel Circuits: Definition & Concepts

A parallel circuit possesses different branches and paths where the current can flow. Understand the definition of a parallel circuit, and explore relevant concepts such as the pathways and resistance in this type of circuit, as well as Ohm's law.

How to Use Electricity Safely

5. How to Use Electricity Safely

Electricity can be harmful, and proper caution should be taken to prevent injury. Learn the basic safety rules and home safety devices that prevent damage from electric usage, even from lightning itself.

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