Several properties of a series circuit will be demonstrated in this experiment. The primary concepts to be covered are:
Lamps in series reduce current flow.
Lamps in series increase the total resistance of the circuit.
The voltage across each bulb in a series circuit decreases as the number of bulbs in the circuit increases.
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.