Exploring parallel circuits

This afternoon, we moved our learning on and investigated the differences between series and parallel circuits including when/where they are used in real- life situations. We discovered if one component fails in a parallel circuit, other components will still work.  If one component fails in a series circuit then all other components will fail also.  We constructed both types of circuits and used batteries of different voltages to power them, observing the effects. As a finale, we practised matching electrical symbols to their names, descriptions and pictures.