Christmas Lights Webquest

Joe Nicholas 3rd hour

Parallel Circuit Info

The IV is the parallel circuit and the DV was the three bulbs. My hypothesis was if the Christmas lights are arranged in a parallel circuit then when 1 bulb bursts the other bulbs will stay light up. My hypothesis was correct.
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Observations

An observation i saw is that all the bulbs were pretty bright when light up.

Series Circuit Info

A series circuit is a circuit where the energy only has one path to go instead of two or multiple like the parallel. My hypothesis what if i take one bulb out of the series circuit then the rest will go out as you will see below.
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Observations

One observation i saw is that the bulbs are light up when all three are there but they are very dim. so if i was to use a circuit for my Christmas lights i would use a parallel circuit.

Data Table

Here is some more reasons in a data table on why i would use the parallel circuit.
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Conclusion

So in conclusion again i would use the parallel circuit. One, because if one bulb goes out the others will still stay light up. Two, they are a lot brighter than the series circuit bulb. And three, It would probably last longer too.