# Parallel Circuits

## A closed circuit in which the current divides into two or more paths before recombining to complete the circuit.

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## Parallel Circuits

Covers the design of a parallel circuit and the characteristics of individual and total resistance, current, and voltage drops in parallel.
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## Dollhouse

Learn about the analysis of parallel circuits in the context of a realistic household circuit.
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## Marquee Lights

Learn about different ways you can wire an electric circuit, and how the brightness of the lights depends on how they are configured.
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## Electric Analogies

Explore a different way of thinking about electricity as a way to become familiar with the concept of potential, current, and resistance
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## Resistance in Parallel Circuits Vs. Series Circuits

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## Voltage Drop Calculation

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## Electricity - Series + Parallel Circuits

Shows the difference between light bulbs in series and light bulbs in parallel.
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