Current & series circuits

This lesson describes what electrical current is, how current can be measured and what we find when we measure the current at different points in a series circuit.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.Identify the circuit symbol

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Q2.Identify the circuit symbol

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Q3.Select the correct circuit symbol for a resistor

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Q4.What particles move through the wires to create the flow of charge?

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Q5.What is the role of the ammeter in a circuit?

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Q6.What is the role of the voltmeter in a circuit?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Identify the circuit symbol

1/6

Q2.Identify the circuit symbol

2/6

Q3.Select the correct circuit symbol for a resistor

3/6

Q4.What particles move through the wires to create the flow of charge?

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Q5.What is the role of the ammeter in a circuit?

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Q6.What is the role of the voltmeter in a circuit?

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Quiz:

Current & Series Circuits

This will assess your understanding of the knowledge gained in this lesson so far and your prior knowledge.

Q1.Match the circuit symbol with the correct label
A
B
C
D
E
F
G

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Q2.What is the unit for charge?

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Q3.What is the unit for current?

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Q4.Complete the sentence: Current is the rate of flow of ...

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Q5.Current is measured by...

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Q6.A circuit composed of a single loop is called...

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Q7.A circuit composed of more than one loop is called...

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Current & Series Circuits

This will assess your understanding of the knowledge gained in this lesson so far and your prior knowledge.

Q1.Match the circuit symbol with the correct label
A
B
C
D
E
F
G

1/7

Q2.What is the unit for charge?

2/7

Q3.What is the unit for current?

3/7

Q4.Complete the sentence: Current is the rate of flow of ...

4/7

Q5.Current is measured by...

5/7

Q6.A circuit composed of a single loop is called...

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Q7.A circuit composed of more than one loop is called...

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Lesson summary: Current & series circuits

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