Series and Parallel Connection

Series and Parallel Connection
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Lesson Overview

Students will learn the following things:

  • What is the series configuration in resistors, and how does it affect the overall resistance?
  • Activity – LED Circuit with two resistors in a series configuration.
  • What is the parallel configuration in resistors, and how does it affect the overall resistance?
  • Activity – LED Circuit with two resistors in a parallel configuration.

Material Required

1 set of the following material per group of 3-5 students:

Lesson Outline

Introduction & recap of the previous class - 5 minutes
What is series configuration? - 5 minutes
Activity - 20 minutes
  • Making a simple LED Circuit using evive, LED, 2 resistors in a series configuration and jumper cable.
  • Discussing why LED is glowing with less brightness?
What is parallel configuration? - 5 minutes
Activity - 20 minutes
  • Making a simple LED Circuit using evive, LED, 2 resistors in parallel configuration and jumper cable.
  • Discussing why LED is glowing with more brightness?
Wrapping up the lesson - 5 minutes

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