Parallel circuits

In this lesson we will be learning about how current and potential difference behave in parallel circuits. We will also be using Ohm's Law to solve simple questions.

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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.Where in the circuit is an ammeter placed?

1/5

Q2.Complete the sentence: In a series circuit the current....

2/5

Q3.Which of these equations correctly represents the relationship between potential difference, energy transferred and charge flow.

3/5

Q4.Complete the sentence: In a series circuit the total potential difference must equal...

4/5

Q5.Select two choices that equal the total resistance in a series circuit.

Select two (2) boxes

5/5

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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.Where in the circuit is an ammeter placed?

1/5

Q2.Complete the sentence: In a series circuit the current....

2/5

Q3.Which of these equations correctly represents the relationship between potential difference, energy transferred and charge flow.

3/5

Q4.Complete the sentence: In a series circuit the total potential difference must equal...

4/5

Q5.Select two choices that equal the total resistance in a series circuit.

Select two (2) boxes

5/5

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Quiz:

Parallel Circuits

This quiz will test your knowledge from this lesson and your prior learning.

Q1.What is this an electrical symbol for?

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Q2.Which of these statements about series circuits are true?

2/5

Q3.Select the two correct statements about potential difference in a parallel circuit.

Select two (2) boxes

3/5

Q4.Which of these statements best describes what happens to the current at a junction.

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Q5.What is the current through the lamp?

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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:

Parallel Circuits

This quiz will test your knowledge from this lesson and your prior learning.

Q1.What is this an electrical symbol for?

1/5

Q2.Which of these statements about series circuits are true?

2/5

Q3.Select the two correct statements about potential difference in a parallel circuit.

Select two (2) boxes

3/5

Q4.Which of these statements best describes what happens to the current at a junction.

4/5

Q5.What is the current through the lamp?

5/5

Lesson summary: Parallel circuits

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