Christmas Light Webquest
How does the type of circuit affect the strand of Christmas Lights with a burned out bulb?
Independent Variable = Parallel circuit and Series circuit
Dependent Variable = light bulb
If the Christmas Light are arranged in a parallel circuit, then when 1 bulb bursts the other bulbs the other bulbs still light up.
When I took away one bulb, the other surrounding bulbs continued to light up.
They lit up because they ere not all connected
If the Christmas Lights are arranged in a series circuit, then when 1 bulb burst the other bulbs don't light up either
The lights were all connected to each other in a series
When I removed a bulb, all the other lights went out because it affected them since they were all connected on one wire.
In conclusion, it is a better idea to get Christmas Lights with a parallel circuit so when one bulb burns out it won't affect the others.