Katy's Project: What is the difference between a Series Circuit and a Parallel Circuit?
An investigation into the differences in operation and between a series circuit and a parallel circuit.
- how do they differ, how will the way they work differ
- which is harder to make work
- will there be a difference in the amount of light shining in each circuit
First you need a plan. Here are two schematic drawings of the circuits. A series circuit has everything in one line. In a parallel circuit, each connection works independently
First, all the wires were cut. Generally, they were about 8" long.
Then they had the about ½" of insulation stripped off of each end. This was so they could be attached to the switches and to each other.
The the wires were connected to the switches. To make the process of doing the connections later different colors of wire were used.
There were lots of wires to attach to the six switches
When the switches were all wired, they were placed in the display.
Time to work on the display for a moment.
Installing the lights. the lights, unlike the switches, came pre wired and pre stripped, so that part of the chore was easy.