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# Series and Parallel Circuits

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Tutorial

## PreLab

Series and Parallel Circuits PreLab Activity

1. Watch Series and Parallel Circuits video.
2. Read this article on conductors and insulators.
3. In your lab notebooks define a series circuits, parallel circuits, conductors, and insulators. Make sure use your own words.
4. Complete the quiz and see me before you move on.

## Series and Parallel Circuits

Source: Anderson, P. (2011, May 15). Series and Parallel Circuits. Retrieved July 10, 2015, from https://youtu.be/x2EuYqj_0Uk

## Lab Activity

Part 1

1. Create a series circuit to light one single bulb and sketch your circuit.
2. Create a circuit made up of more than one bulb and a single battery. Build your circuit so that if there is a gap in your circuit all of the bulbs go out. Sketch and identify your circuit type.
3. Create a circuit made up of more than one bulb and a single battery. Build your circuit so that if there is a gap in your circuit only one bulb goes out. Sketch and identify your circuit type.

Part 2

1. Build a series circuit with two light bulbs.

2. Open grab bag and add one of each item into your circuit. Draw a table in your lab notebook. Record your observations and identify each object as an insulator or a conductor in this table.