Series and Parallel Circuits

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Key takeaways
Understand how series and parallel circuits are drawn.
Describe how current is the same everywhere in a circuit.
Explain the brightness of bulbs in series and parallel circuits.
Laura LewisHost: Laura studied at Royal Holloway University of London and the Open University. She is passionate about science communication and has presented talks about Exoplanets at Oxford University and Imperial College London.

There are two ways to connect two or more circuits components: series and parallel. In this class, students will examine how series and parallel circuits are drawn in diagrams, how current is constant around a circuit, and how this affects the brightness of bulbs in series and parallel circuits. This class is aimed at students in Years 10 - 11 and is great to boost their confidence in the concept prior to exams.

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Suitable for:

This class is aimed at GCSE (or equivalent) students in Years 10-11 or S4-S5. 

Class requirements:
You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
What to expect:
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