Activity 1.5A Circuits

 

Purpose

1.      To discover the functions of the four main parts to a circuit (Source, Load, Control, Conductor)

2.      To construct a simple series circuit

3.      To learn how to wire series and parallel circuits

4.      To recognize a series/parallel circuit

 

Equipment

Computer simulation software

 

Procedure

Part 1: Simple Circuit

 

Using the simulation software, build and run the circuit shown below. Label the four parts. (Load, Source, Control, Conductor)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Define the four parts to a circuit.

 

Source

 

 

Load

 

 

Control

 

 

Conductor

 

 

 

Part 2: Series-Parallel Circuits

 

1.      Using the simulation software, create a series circuit using the components below. Label the load, conductor, source, and control devices.

 

 

 

Print your circuit and tape it to the space below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.      Using the simulation software, create a parallel circuit using the components below. Label the load, conductor, source, and control devices

 

 

 

Print your circuit and tape it to the space below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.      Using the simulation software, create a series/parallel circuit using five lamps, a source and a control device. Label the load, conductor, source, and control devices.

 

Print your circuit and tape it to the space below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conclusion

In your day-to-day activities, you encounter many examples of these parts to a circuit; list as many as you can think of.

 

1.      Source

 

 

 

2.      Load

 

 

 

 

3.      Control

 

 

 

 

4.      Conductor