Christmas Light Webquest

3rd Hour

Testable Question: How does the type of circuit affect the strand of Christmas lights with a burned out bulb?

IV: Strand of lights

DV: Burned out bulb

Hypothesis: If the Christmas lights are arranged in a parallel circuit then when 1 bulb bursts the other bulbs light up.

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Observations

I noticed that when I turned it on that the balls of energy moved through the lights fast, but where the busted light bulb is the energy stopped going through. The lights shined very bright.
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Testable Question: How does the type of circuit affect the strand of Christmas lights with a burned out bulb?

IV: Type of circuit

DV: strand of wire

Hypothesis: If the Christmas lights are arranged in a series circuit then when one bulb bursts then the other bulbs don't light up.

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Observations

I noticed that the light bulbs didn't shine very bright . Also the little balls of energy moved very slow. When I removed one light bulb the energy stopped moving and none of the bulbs lit up.
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Observation

I noticed that when I removed a light bulb none of the other light bulbs lit up.
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Conclusion

In conclusion, a parallel circuit is the best series to use for Christmas lights because with one bulb removed the rest would still work, unlike the series circuit.