Series and Parallel Circuits

Learning by Doing

Our class used batteries and ribbon/tin foil wires. If one bulb goes out in a series circuit all of them will go out. The brads made an open or a closed circuit kinda like a light switch. If one bulb goes out in a parallel circuit only one will go out. Penny's are a good conductor of energy so long with all the metal things. Steel wool is a good conductor.with one battery it is dim, two batteries it is medium, but with three batteries it is bright. ~Max

My class did lessons on circuits. Sometimes we made parallel circuits. Sometimes we made series circuits. On our last day we used different bulbs, batteries, conductors, and motors. Some of the time we used Christmas lights. Other times we used normal light bulbs. ~Kaleb.

In our activity we used a bulb wires and batteries. Then we did a activity when you use paper ribbons bulb and batteries. We would have to connect them together. If we had an open switch it would not work. ~Jacob

 Before we went on Christmas break we tried to make a motor work. When the motor worked we had to put a piece of tape on it and it would spin. The more you connect to it you would make it go faster. If you made a series circuit and one light bulb went out all of them would go out. But if it was a parallel circuit and one went out the rest would stay on. Also a metal like copper and zinc are good conductors of energy which means they let energy flow through them easily. But wood or plastic are bad conductors that means energy go through them not so easily. ~From Nolan Clouse

We lit light bulbs. Sometimes we didn't always get it right though. We did it lots of different ways. They would get brighter if we added more battery's it would get brighter. It was an exciting project. ~Jarred

      We learned about series and parallel circuits. A parallel circuit is where the wires are lined up. When it is like that the more batteries you put it does not make the bulb brighter. A series circuit is where the more batteries you put the brighter the bulb would get. ~Caden


My partner Esther and I made a circuit with a battery and foil/ribbon to light a bulb. We also tried to make a Christmas tree on a piece of paper with those subjects. We made the brightest light bulbs ever. We used three batteries to make it so bright. We had a lot of fun with the activity we did. Hopefully we can do this activity again. ~Cora

 

    My class finished a unit on circuits. We got a sheet where we had to predict or see if the light bulb would light. On the sheet we did not use wire instead we used ribbon make with tin foil and tape. Then we partnered up and got supplies to try and light three bulbs. One group got three bulbs to light with a nine volt battery. We learned that a closed circuit was when everything was attached and a open circuit is when something is not attached. The more batteries the brighter the light was in a series circuit. But in a parallel circuit the more batteries the dimmer it was. On the last day we got to make all kinds of circuits. It was super fun. ~Veronica


Our class was trying to make a light bulb work. We lighted a light bulb with tinfoil. We used Christmas lights to see if they lighted. We guessed if it was going to light in different ways some worked some didn’t. Then we tried to use glass , wood , metal and other stuff.  ~Salvador

 

It was a lot of fun to light up a bulb.we also got to use a motor to work. The big batteries didn't work as good as a small batteries. The switch would make it a closed circuit. The button was hard to get to work  ~Arden



    We did an activity on light energy and we lit 1-3 bulbs. We had 1-2 ribbons

and 1 bulb. 1 bulb was dim, 2 ore more bulbs were bright. We had a switch and a brad. The brad was the one the was connecting the ribbons to make the light to light up. You could flip the switch to make the light tern of. ~Thomas

Light bulbs are how you get a light bulb to light with a battery.  I light a bulb with some tinfoil and I put it on my bulb. But I have to put the tinfoil on the side and the bottom and it gets brighter.  ~Cailee    

 

    We did a activity about how to light a bulb. A series circuit is lying down or horizontal. A parallel circuit is when something is up and down or also called vertical. A open circuit is when it is not a complete circuit and also the light bulb will not light. A closed circuit is when the circuit is going to light the bulb. We used a tin foil ribbon. We also get a motor to work. To get a dim light you will use one battery. To get a bright light you will use a lot of batteries. ~Heather


We did some activities . I used a 9 volt battery it make  a bulb bright. We tried a motor. Then we made a circuit . We got the bulbs to work! The activities  were fun! ~Ethan

My class and I did an activity on circuits we used batteries, bulbs, and wires to get the light bulb to light. I learned that a closed circuit means the light bulb will light and a open circuit means the light bulb will not light. I learned that a insulator does not let the bulb light and a conductor allows the bulb to light. On the last one we did we had to try and get a motor to sp1n around. I liked learning about circuits. ~Janet 


 My class did a circuit activity. My partner was Wabba. Mrs. Brown passed out supplies like wires, batteries and light bulbs. We had to make the light bulb to light. We made the light bulb by putting the light bulb on top of the battery and the wires on the bottom of the battery and the side of the light bulb. Then we moved on to the next lesson Mrs. Brown gave us tin foil, tape, batteries and a light bulb. We had to get some scissors and put the tape on the tin foil and cut around the tape and that was are wire we put the light bulb on the top of the battery and the wire on the bottom of the battery and the tin foil on the side of the light bulb. That activity was really fun. ~Rebecca

 


About two and a half weeks ago before Christmas break Mrs. Brown had us do one of our last light bulb activities where we tried to make circuits using bulbs batteries and wires.  First we took a battery or two and used the wires to connect them to the light bulb.  Then that's when we were learning more about how different circuits worked we used light switches then we used our wires to connect to the light switch.  Next we were making circuits light like crazy.  ~Hunter

 

We use a battery and a steel wool and ribbon..~Braydon

This week we worked on circuits such as series circuits, parallel circuits, open circuits and closed circuits. We got to light bulbs using batteries, wires, and bulbs.Then we learned what good insulators are and bad insulators are. We also learned what good conductors are and what are bad conductors are. Some of the bulbs were bright and some were dim and others did not light at all. ~Jayla


A series circuit is when you hook up more than one battery and get a light bulb. A open circuit does not get a lightbulb to light. A close circuit does get a A close circuit does get a get a lightbulb to light. ~Tucker

My class and I did an experiment on making things run. We used bulbs, batteries, wires/ribbon, conductors, and motors. I learned that if you try to get a motor and a light bulb to work at the same time the light bulb won't be as bright. Next I tried lighting a light bulb with three batteries and the light bulb was very bright. Then I tried to light Christmas lights with a battery it didn't work. Last I did the motor on its own with 3 batteries the motor went faster then when I tried it with one battery. ~From:Esther

 



   Our class did an experiment with circuits. My partner and I got a motor to try and get it going. We got it to go really fast, so fast that when we had a piece of tape on, it flew off. We got it to go fast by connecting wires and batteries together. ~Alex


We made a light bulb light by placing the battery parallel. then we took some wires/ribbon we placed one on the positive side and took a light bulb placed it on the negative side of the battery then took the  wires/ribbon. The light bulb lit it was bright   ~Marty

 

 My class did a circuit activity. My partner was Wabba. Mrs. Brown passed out supplies like wires, batteries and light bulbs. We had to make the light bulb to light. We made the light bulb by putting the light bulb on top of the battery and the wires on the bottom of the battery and the side of the light bulb. Then we moved on to the next lesson Mrs. Brown gave us tin foil, tape, batteries and a light bulb. We had to get some scissors and put the tape on the tin foil and cut around the tape and that was are wire we put the light bulb on the top of the battery and the wire on the bottom of the battery and the tin foil on the side of the light bulb. That activity was really fun. ~Rebecca

Science 4
Mrs. Brown, science teacher
Onekama Elementary
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