Christmas in July? Is this a Parallel Universe? No, it's Parallel Circuits!
One light goes out, they all go out? Learn how that is not always the case in this hands-on circuit session. Campers, ask your parents or grandparents about when they were kids, how frustrating it was using Christmas lights, because when one light went out, they all went out! That may seem like a parallel universe today, but it was a reality then with series circuit Christmas lights. Learn why this doesn't happen anymore with today's Christmas lights by understanding the difference in series vs. parallel circuits. A 13-year old Christmas light fanatic, who is also the founder of Brody’s Christmas Lights for Charity, will teach this hands-on session. Participants will experiment with and create their own series and parallel "light up" circuit projects and will learn about logical thinking, conductive paths and open vs. closed circuits and then take these projects home to continue experimenting after camp is over.
No prerequisites. Recommended for grades 4th - 8th.
- Understand the differences in series and parallel circuits