Miscellaneous
Materials
Practical Application
Variables
Circuit Patterns

100

The formula that relates Voltage, Current, and Resistance
What is Ohm's Law

100

This material has free electrons which allows electricity to flow.
What is a Conductor

100

This device opens and closes a circuit (turns it on and off)
What is a Switch

100

This is the unit of Voltage
What are Volts

100

This type of circuit has only one path for electricity to flow
What is a Series Circuit

200

This is how much voltage is needed to make 2 Amps flow through a resistance of 4 Ohms.
What is 8 Volts

200

This material does not have any free electrons so electricity can't flow through it easily.
What is an Insulator

200

In this pattern if one light bulb burns out then they all turn off.
What is a Series Circuit

200

This is the unit of current.
What are Amps

200

This type of circuit has multiple paths for electricity to flow
What is a Parallel Circuit

300

A voltage of 6 volts is applied to a resistance of 3 ohms and creates this current...
What is 2 Amps

300

These have no resistance and provide a path for electrons to flow.
What is a Wire

300

In this pattern if one light bulb burns, the other lights stay on still.
What is a Parallel Circuit

300

This is the unit of Resistance
What are Ohms

300

This is when a circuit can't turn on because a path is not connected
What is an Open Circuit

400

A 2 volt battery will create a current of 4 amps when there is this much resistance.
What is 0.5 Ohms

400

This device turns electrical energy into both heat and light energy.
What is a Light Bulb

400

You can do this to your light bulbs by adding more batteries or by taking light bulbs away.
How do you increase brightness?

400

This is stored in the battery and a "dead battery" has run out of it.
What is Energy (or electrical energy)

400

Any circuit where electricity can flow because there is at least one loop back to the battery.
What is a Closed Circuit

500

If you make a graph of voltage vs current, Ohms law says the resistance is found from this part of the graph.
What is the slope

500

Humans are an example of this kind of material. (Conductor, Insulator, Semi-conductor)
What is a Semi-conductor

500

These are things that can safely put out an electrical fire.
Fire extinguisher, Baking Soda, Fire blanket, Turn off electricity DO NOT EVER USE WATER!!!

500

This is the rate at which energy is used and is measured in Watts (W)
What is Power

500

This type of circuit is how your house is wired. (Hint: When you turn one switch off, does everything else turn off too?)
What is a Parallel Circuit