Circuit challenges
8. What is the current in a parallel circuit?
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What you need to do
In this exercise, you can see what the current is at various points in a parallel circuit.
a) Choose the parallel circuit. Measure the current next to each lamp and also next to the battery. How are the currents related to each other?
b) Click the button on the lamp to change the circuit to a series circuit with a single lamp. How does the current from the battery compare with that in part a?
   Using the circuit builder
  1. Click on a number in the the cell button - this is how many cells will be in your battery
  2. Click on the ammeter button to put an ammeter into the circuit
  3. Click a connecting wire to put the ammeter at that point in the circuit
  4. Don't forget to turn the switch on.