Potential difference in parallel circuits

This lesson describes a model to help us understand potential difference, as well as looks at how we can measure potential difference in a parallel circuit.

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

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Q2.What is the unit for charge?

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Q3.How should a voltmeter be connected in a series circuit?

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Q4.What is potential difference measured in?

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Q5.Fill in the blank: Potential difference is __________ in a series circuit

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Q6.Fill in the blank: Potential difference is __________ in a parallel circuit

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Q7.If the potential difference of the cell is 1.5V and each bulb was identical, what would be the readings on V2, V3 and V4?

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

1/8

Q2.What is the unit for charge?

2/8

Q3.How should a voltmeter be connected in a series circuit?

3/8

Q4.What is potential difference measured in?

4/8

Q5.Fill in the blank: Potential difference is __________ in a series circuit

5/8

Q6.Fill in the blank: Potential difference is __________ in a parallel circuit

6/8

Q7.If the potential difference of the cell is 1.5V and each bulb was identical, what would be the readings on V2, V3 and V4?

7/8

8/8

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Quiz:

Potential Difference in Parallel Circuits

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

Q1.What is used to measure potential difference?

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Q2.What is the unit for current?

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Q3.A circuit has a supply potential difference of 6 volts. There are 2 branches each with 1 identical bulb on. What is the potential difference across each bulb?

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Q4.Select any correctly set up series circuits (tick 4 boxes)

Select four (4) boxes

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Q5.Select the correct statements about series and parallel circuits below (tick 4 boxes)

Select four (4) boxes

5/5

Quiz:

Potential Difference in Parallel Circuits

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

Q1.What is used to measure potential difference?

1/5

Q2.What is the unit for current?

2/5

Q3.A circuit has a supply potential difference of 6 volts. There are 2 branches each with 1 identical bulb on. What is the potential difference across each bulb?

3/5

Q4.Select any correctly set up series circuits (tick 4 boxes)

Select four (4) boxes

4/5

Q5.Select the correct statements about series and parallel circuits below (tick 4 boxes)

Select four (4) boxes

5/5

Lesson summary: Potential difference in parallel circuits

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