Engineering Explorations – Parallel and Series Circuits

Engineering Explorations – Parallel and Series Circuits

Today, campers explored the difference between a basic (single-load) circuit and more complex circuits in series and parallel (with 2+ loads) using tape circuit templates! They discovered that series circuits may not be as efficient as parallel circuits and were challenged to create multi-load circuit paths with copper tape, coin batteries and LED lights.

Ask your camper: What is voltage drop? (in a series amount of voltage decreases after each load; in our case the LED lights further along the circuit path weren’t as bright)

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