Series and parallel circuits

In this lesson we will be consolidating our knowledge of series and parallel circuits. We will also be learning about cells in series and parallel.

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:

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 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

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:

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 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

Video

Click on the play button to start the video. If your teacher asks you to pause the video and look at the worksheet you should:

  • Click "Close Video"
  • Click "Next" to view the activity

Your video will re-appear on the next page, and will stay paused in the right place.

Worksheet

These slides will take you through some tasks for the lesson. If you need to re-play the video, click the ‘Resume Video’ icon. If you are asked to add answers to the slides, first download or print out the worksheet. Once you have finished all the tasks, click ‘Next’ below.

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:

Series and Parallel Circuits

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

Q1.A resistor has a potential difference of 5 V across it and a current of 2 A flows through it. What is the resistance of the resistor?

1/6

Q2.A charge of 10 C flows in 2 minutes. What is the current?

2/6

Q3.Which statement best describes the potential difference in a series circuit?

3/6

Q4.If additional lamps are added to a series circuit. What happens to the brightness of the lamps?

4/6

Q5.If two 3 V cells are added in series, what is the battery potential difference?

5/6

Q6.If two 6 V cells are added in parallel, what is the battery potential difference?

6/6

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:

Series and Parallel Circuits

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

Q1.A resistor has a potential difference of 5 V across it and a current of 2 A flows through it. What is the resistance of the resistor?

1/6

Q2.A charge of 10 C flows in 2 minutes. What is the current?

2/6

Q3.Which statement best describes the potential difference in a series circuit?

3/6

Q4.If additional lamps are added to a series circuit. What happens to the brightness of the lamps?

4/6

Q5.If two 3 V cells are added in series, what is the battery potential difference?

5/6

Q6.If two 6 V cells are added in parallel, what is the battery potential difference?

6/6

Lesson summary: Series and parallel circuits

It looks like you have not completed one of the quizzes.

To share your results with your teacher please complete one of the quizzes.

Time to move!

Did you know that exercise helps your concentration and ability to learn?

For 5 mins...

Move around:
Climb stairs

On the spot:
Dance

Browse Oak's lessons: