What is an electrical circuit?
An electrical circuit is a path or line through which an electrical current flows. The path may be closed (joined at both ends), making it a loop. A closed-circuit makes electrical current flow possible. It may also be an open circuit, where the flow of electrons is cut because the path is broken. An open circuit does not allow electrical current to flow.
Below is a basic set of symbols that you may find on circuit diagrams.
Note the parts of a simple circuit and the symbols that relate to them. A simple circuit has conductors, a switch, a load, and a power source. Here are the functions of each part:
Conductors: These are usually copper wires with no insulation. They make the path through which the electricity flows. One piece of the wire connects the current from the power source (cell) to the load. The other piece connects the load back to the power source.
Switch: The switch is simply a small gap in the conductor where you can close or open the circuit. When the switch is closed the circuit is closed, and electricity flows.
The Load: The load is a small light bulb or buzzer that lights when the circuit is turned on. The load is also known as a resistor.
Cell: The power source is a cell. (More than one cell put together is known as a battery)
There are two types of circuits, namely Series Circuit and Parallel Circuit.
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- 1. SIMPLE CIRCUIT DIAGRAM SERIES AND PARALLEL
- 2. WHAT IS A CIRCUIT ? A circuit is a closed loop or a complete course of conductors through which current can travel. • Most basic circuit you can get is a power source and a load (something to use the current). Ex. Battery (power source), Light bulb (load), Wire (use to connect them) • Current flow is positive going (red colored wire)
- 3. SERIES CIRCUIT • A series circuit is a circuit where there is only one path from the source through all of the loads and back to the source. This means that all of the current in the circuit must flow through all of the loads.
- 4. SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM • A schematic, or schematic diagram, is a representation of the elements of a system using abstract, graphic symbols rather than realistic pictures. • A schematic usually omits all details that are not relevant to the information the schematic is intended to convey, and may add unrealistic elements that aid comprehension.
- 5. SCHEMATIC SYMBOLS Connecting Wire Bulb Switch Battery
- 6. SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM REPRESENTATION Schematic Pictorial (series)
- 7. PARALLEL CIRCUIT - A parallel circuit has two or more paths for current to flow through. - Voltage is the same across each branch/component of the parallel circuit. - The charge divides into multiple pathways, passing through only one of the branches. Any charge that passes through Bulb 1, will not pass through Bulb 2 or Bulb 3.
- 8. SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM REPRESENTATION Schematic Pictorial (parallel)
- 9. DIFFERENTIATE SERIES FROM PARALLEL CIRCUIT Series Circuit • the current through each of the components is the same. • the voltage across the circuit is the sum of the voltages across each component. • Current is constant Parallel Circuit • the total current is the sum of the currents through each component. • the voltage across each of the components is the same. • Voltage is constant
- 10. END PREPARE FOR A SHORT QUIZ
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Simple Circuits. A simple circuit contains the minimum things needed to have a functioning electric circuit. A simple circuit requires three things: voltage source conductive path resistor electrical device to use the energy. Simple Circuits. Some review:
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Simple Circuits • A simple circuit contains the minimum things needed to have a functioning electric circuit. A simple circuit requires three things: • voltage source • conductive path • resistor • electrical device to use the energy
Simple Circuits • Some review: • The charges are positive so this is Conventional Current. • The charges are only flowing in one direction so this would be considered direct current ( D.C. ).
Simple Circuits - Energy • In this animation you should notice the following things: • The battery or source is represented by an escalator which raises charges to a higher level of energy. • As the charges move through the resistor (represented by the paddle wheel) they do work on the resistor and as a result, they lose energy. • By the time each charge makes it back to the battery, it has lost all the energy given to it by the battery. This demonstrates that a charge can only do as much work as was done on it by the battery. The wires are ignored in terms of energy loss.
Series and Parallel Circuits • What is the difference between a series circuit… • and a parallel circuit?
Series Circuit • A series circuit has more than one resistor and gets its name from only having one path for the charges to move along. • Charges must move in "series" first going to one resistor then the next. • If one of the items in the circuit is broken then no charge will move through the circuit because there is only one path.
Series Circuits • The following rules apply to a series circuit: • The sum of the potential drops equals the potential rise of the source. • The current is the same everywhere in the series circuit. • The total resistance of the circuit is equal to the sum of the individual resistances.
For the circuit shown, determine (a) the equivalent resistance, (b) the currents through each resistor, and (c) the voltage drops across each resistor. Problem #1
Parallel Circuits • A parallel circuit has more than one resistor (and gets its name from having multiple (parallel) paths to move along. • Charges can move through any of several paths. • If one of the items in the circuit is broken then no charge will move through that path, but other paths will continue to have charges flow through them. • Parallel circuits are found in most household electrical wiring.
Parallel Circuits • The following rules apply to a parallel circuit: • The potential drops of each branch equals the potential rise of the source. • The total current is equal to the sum of the currents in the branches. • The inverse of the total resistance of the circuit is equal to the sum of the inverses of the individual resistances.
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By: Meghan Thoreau , OSU Extension Educator, Community Development & STEM, Pickaway County
Simple Circuits with Meghan Thoreau, OSU Extension Educator, and Judy Walley, Teays Valley Chemistry Teacher. Full presentation link: go.osu.edu/simplecircuits
Why Understanding Simple Circuits is Important?
Basic circuit knowledge is important for many different disciplines, engineering, physics, chemistry, and mathematics. It’s also useful knowledge around this time of year when you may need to repair a string of old holiday lights ? Understanding and building simple circuits show us important concepts learned in school that can describe useful real-world systems, like devices we use every day, cell phones, light switches, Chromebooks, cars, etc.
The electric charge that flows through your house is called your electric circuits. This carries useful energy through your house that you can transform into other forms of energy to do various tasks. The US standard household circuit has an effective voltage that takes 120-volts. Volts represent the energy per unit charge. We discussed these basic building blocks of simple circuits in STEM Club this month. Our hands-on simple circuit design challenge uses 3-volt lithium batteries. Before jumping into our design challenges we’ll cover a few basic circuitry concepts and energy principles.
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Conservation of Energy, First Law of Thermodynamics
The conservation of energy principle was discovered and published by Julius Robert von Mayer in 1842. Mayer was a German physician , chemist , and physicist and one of the founders of thermodynamics . However, there were many others working in the field that made significant contributions, such as, James Prescott Joule , Hermann von Helmholtz , Alessandro Volta , and Benjamin Thomson .
The principle of conservation of energy is an effective tool in solving problems and understanding how different forms of energy directly impact our lives. There are also benefits to this principle. These include recycling of materials, lower energy costs for consumers, less pollution due to a reduction in the use of fossil fuels, and less harm to animals and the environment. We watched a short video, from Two Minute Classroom, that explained the basic concepts of how energy transforms itself into other forms and never truly disappears or is destroyed.
Below are 10 common types of energy:
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Atoms and Electrons
Judy Walley led students through the basic concepts of atoms and electrons, because, without the flow of electrons, we have no electric circuit to work with.
Screenshot of our recorded club meeting where Judy Walley explains the basic concepts of atoms and electrons.
Walley also explained the chemistry of a battery and how chemical reactions occur inside the battery that causes an imbalance or a build-up of electrons (-) on one side of the battery over the other, hence why one side or one terminal of the battery is negative (-) and the other positive (+). We also introduced the basic materials for our hands-on design challenges and explain how a battery works.
Screenshot from our virtual simple circuit presentation.
How a Battery Works
Batteries are important to everyday life. Batteries are essential to most electrical devices. They exist in our cars, cell phones, laptops, and other electronic appliances, and serve as critical backup sources of electricity in telecommunications, public transportation, and medical devices. A battery is essentially a container full of chemicals that produce electrons (-). Inside the battery itself, a chemical reaction produces the electrons.
The battery is a device that stores chemical energy and converts it to electrical energy. The chemical reactions in a battery involve the flow of electrons from one material ( electrode ) to another, through an external circuit. The flow of electrons provides an electric current that can be used to do work. In our case, students use copper tape to build a paper circuit to create light energy with an LED. Below depicts the inner wors of a battery.
Screenshot of how a battery works from our virtual simple circuit presentation.
The students learned that a battery has three main parts : an anode (-) , a cathode (+) , and the electrolyte that separates the two terminal ends on the battery. We discussed the chemical reaction happening inside the battery that causes electrons (-) to buildup on one side of the battery causing one end to be negatively charged (-) and the other end positively charged (+). This buildup causes an imbalance of electrons (-), that want to travel to the other side of the battery, but can’t move freely until a conductive circuit is completely looped for the electrons to travel through; in our case, the conduit is copper tape.
When a circuit is complete, or a loop created, the electrons will flow through the conductive paths racing to reach the other side of the battery terminal. When the electrons flow through the loop, the chemical energy inside the battery is transformed into electrical energy running through the circuit. When all electrons (-) make it to the other side, the battery stops working. All of the electric energy was transformed into other forms of energy.
Electrical energy allows us to do work by transforming energy into other forms. We use LEDs in our paper circuit design challenge because it’s a simple way to show how electric energy is transformed or converted into light energy. We could replace the LED with a simple motor and the motor would convert electrical energy into kinetic.
Screenshot of simple circuit components and electricity concepts from our virtual simple circuit presentation.
What’s a Diode?
Both LEDs and motors can easily be added to simple circuits. However, LEDs are somewhat more restrictive than motors, because LEDs are diodes. A diode only allows current to flow in one direction. From the cathode (-) leg of the LED through the anode (+) leg. Note that the anode on a battery is negatively charged, but the anode on an LED is positively charged! The correct way to connect an LED legs to the battery terminals is positive to positive/anode to cathode and negative to negative/ cathode to anode. Study the image above if this is confusing. If the LED or battery are flipped in the wrong configuration then no current or electrons flow through the LED because the diode only allows for current to flow in one direction.
Image source: https://diotlabs.daraghbyrne.me/docs/controlling-outputs-motors/diodes/
A motor does not have a diode, therefore current can flow in either direction, and depending on how the motor is connected to the battery will decide what direction the motor turns left/right, or moves forwards/backward.
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Electric Circuit Design Challenges
As a virtual group, we challenged ourselves with a few NearPod activities to reinforce our electricity concepts before beginning our hands-on paper circuit challenges. A paper circuit is a functioning electronic circuit built on a paper surface instead of a printed circuit board (PCB). Projects can range from greeting cards to origami, to traditional art such as paintings or drawings. STEM totes went home with the students and included paper circuit design challenges and supplies.
- Conductive copper tape
- Plain card stock, or templates printed on card stock
- 3-V coin cell battery
- Tape (not included)
- Binder Clip
Other useful items: multicolor/print card stock, glue stick, scissors, pencils, markers
We went through two paper circuit-build challenges with an independent bonus design challenge. The first design is depicted below. It had a basic road map for us to follow, which we added labels to ensure our understanding of which direction the electrons were flowing and which direction the current was flowing as well as how to position and connect the battery and LED to the circuit correctly.
Once you start learning the basics of paper circuit design you can explore more crafty designs to create circuit cards for all occasions and topics. A few ideas shared at our club meeting:
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You know that helplessness you feel when the power goes out?
Ironically, it’s both the literal and figurative powerlessness that makes us realize how often we take electricity for granted.
No lights. No refrigeration. No heat or air conditioning. No hot water.
And if widespread enough, there’s no telling how long it will be before it’s fixed.
That’s because powering up gadgets that use electricity might seem as easy as flipping a switch. But in reality, electrical circuits are an intricate system of electrons and conductors working harmoniously to sustain our modern world.
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An electrical circuit is a group of components that are connected together, typically using wires. The wires are typically copper metal, which is highly conductive, coated with insulating plastic, to prevent electric shocks. The circuit must be continuous (i.e. have no breaks) to allow electricity to flow through the components and back to its source, such as a battery. Switches make a gap in the circuit to stop electricity flowing when they are open. The components included in an electric circuit could range from motors, light sources and buzzers to programmable integrated circuits.
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