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Classroom Curriculum

Simple Circuits Part 4: Parallel Paths

Explore parallel circuits, one of two basic ways to wire a circuit.

In this case, loads are on separate paths. Through experiments, we learn current is shared across all loads in the circuit, but the voltage remains the same down each path.

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