Parts of a Circuit
Energy Transformation in a Circuit
Parallel vs. Series Circuits
Conductors and insulators in a circuit

100

A student is constructing an electrical circuit. Which of the following can provide energy for the circuit? A.electric generator B. Wire C. light bulb D.buzzer
Answer: A. an electric generator

100

he type of energy a circuit always starts off with is ________________ energy.
Electrical

100

In a parallel circuit electricity has ______ path(s) to follow.
multiple

100

Some students test a plastic spoon as a connector in an electrical circuit. Electricity does not flow in the circuit. Plastic is most likely... A. a load. B. an energy source C. a conductor D. an insulator
D. an insulator

200

What is the role of a load in an electric circuit?
The load is the part of the circuit that receives electrical energy and can be turned on.

200

Which part of a circuit changes electrical energy into another form of energy?
The load

200

If one load stops working in a series circuit what happens to any other loads in the circuit?
They also stop working.

200

Which material will best conduct electricity? A. plastic B. rubber C. wood D. silver
D. silver

300

Name 3 examples of an energy source.
Battery electric generator at a power plant photocells thermocouple

300

Which device can be added to an electrical circuit to convert electrical energy into mechanical energy? A. a switch B. a lightbulb C. a fan D. a speaker
C. a fan

300

Do you think Christmas Lights are an example of a series circuit or a parallel circuit? why do you think that?
They are an example of a series circuit because if one of the bulbs burns out the entire strand will not light up.

300

If you connect the wires of an electric circuit to a piece of jewelry why would the lightbulb in the circuit still turn on?
Because the jewelry is made of something that can conduct electricity.

400

Explain how a switch works in an electrical circuit.
When the switch is on the circuit is closed so electricity can flow. When the switch is off the circuit is open so electricty cannot flow.

400

If an electrical circuit has a bell for a load and a battery for an energy source what energy conversions will occur?
chemical energy --> electrical energy --> sound energy

400

Come to the board and draw a diagram of a parallel circuit.
To be determined by Ms. P

400

Ms. P wants to make an electric circuit but she is fresh out of copper wire. What are 3 other household items that she could use in place of wire to carry the electricity to the load?
silverware metal necklaces steel wool keys aluminum foil etc.

500

Where are the load, wires, and energy source located in a lamp?
The load is the lightbulb, the wires are located in the electrical cord and inside the lamp, and the energy source is the electrical outlet which leads all the way to a power plant.

500

Name a load that can transform electric energy into thermal energy and name another load that can transform electric energy into sound energy.
Thermal- lightbulb, heater, etc. Sound- radio, speaker, phone, computer etc.

500

If all the loads of a robot were wired in a series circuit, what would happen if the one of the lightbulb's in the robot burned out?
All the loads of the robot would not work because the electricity only has one path to follow in a series circuit.

500

Why do electricians use wire that is coated in plastic when they are making new circuits?
This is because the wire can be dangerous to handle and can shock humans if they handle it when the circuit is on. The plastic coating helps to protect the electricians and us!