Preview - Electrons To Electricity - How Does A Circuit Work?

Circuit Symbols

  1. Select Intro
  2. Get a light bulb to light up using the fewest parts possible.
  3. When you’ve got a working light bulb, click the diagram symbol in the bottom right corner (next to the picture of the battery).







Please answer the questions below.

Draw the circuit you built here using symbols.

Note: Draw your sketch in the sketchpad below

Why might a scientist want to use symbols when drawing their circuit instead of drawing the actual light bulb, battery, and wires?

Do you think it is important for all scientists to agree on the symbols used for different parts of the circuit?


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