Investigation 3: Advanced Connections
(only one pathway for current to flow)
(a circuit splits- the current can flow on
Components in a series circuit two or more pathways)
“share” the electric energy.
This kind of low-resistance conductor
that bypasses a component is
the result is a very large current flow
and the wires can get hot enough to
A single D-cell can run many start a fire.
components when components are
connected in parallel.
D-cells in series must be oriented in
the same direction.
positive side (+)
positive side (+) negative side (-) negative side (-)
Work! Not Work!