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The Everlasting CIRCUITS!
Transcript of The Everlasting CIRCUITS!
By: Kareena Kamal
A parallel circuit has more than one resistor (anything that uses electricity to do work) and gets its name from having multiple (parallel) paths to move along . Charges can move through any of several paths. If one of the items in the circuit is broken then no charge will move through that path, but other paths will continue to have charges flow through them. Parallel circuits are found in most household electrical wiring.
A series circuit has more than one resistor (anything that uses electricity to do work) and gets its name from only having one path for the charges to move along. Charges must move in "series" first going to one resistor then the next. If one of the items in the circuit is broken then no charge will move through the circuit because there is only one path. There is no alternative route.
An electric circuit is a path in which electrons from a voltage or current source flow. The point where those electrons enter an electrical circuit is called the "source" of electrons. The point where the electrons leave an electrical circuit is called the "return" or "earth ground". The exit point is called the "return" because electrons always end up at the source when they complete the path of an electrical circuit. The part of an electrical circuit that is between the electrons' starting point and the point where they return to the source is called an electrical circuit's "load". The load of an electrical circuit may be as simple as those that power electrical appliances like refrigerators, televisions, or lamps or more complicated, such as the load on the output of a hydroelectric power generating station. Circuits use two forms of electrical power: alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC).
All these circuits have one thing in common... What is that? They all will light up! Try setting up all these circuits individually and you will see the bright results! Take an adult's help, just to stay safe. if you are doing this for the first time, you should know you might have to buy some materials for this experiment to conduct it properly. Good luck!
Insulators and Batteries
Insulators- Insulators protect us from the harmful electric current flowing through a wire. Insulators are usually rubber, and rubber does not conduct electricity, which is why it is not a conductor, and because rubber insulates a conductor, it is an insulator. Insulators keep the electricity in the conductor, where it belongs.
Batteries- A battery is a source of power. A battery is a marvelous tool to use in an electric circuit. The battery contains electrons, which, through conductors, gets passed on to the load elements in a circuit, and then the electric current flows back to the battery, where it originally came from, and then the battery keeps giving off power to the devices.