Several properties of a series circuit will be demonstrated in this experiment. The primary concepts to be covered are: 1. Lamps in series reduce current flow. 2. Lamps in series increase the total resistance of the circuit. 3. The voltage across each bulb in a series circuit decreases as the number of bulbs in the circuit increases.
Required Equipment Genecon, 4 mini bulb bases, 4 mini bulbs, alligator leads, voltmeter, ammeter
Acknowledgements: Thank you to Merrill Falk for his work in developing this lab. Merrill is an award-winning high school physics teacher at Milan High School in Michigan and author of the Genecon Experiment Manual.