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written by Tony Kuphaldt
This classroom lab reinforces student understanding of circuit continuity. A lamp is connected to a battery with jumper wires. After measuring normal voltages in a functioning circuit, students break the circuit at each of the four connecting points, then remeasure. For more advanced learners, the same circuit can be constructed on a breadboard or measured across a terminal strip. Detailed diagrams enable easy set-up.

This resource was developed to supplement the free textbook series All About Circuits, part of the Open Book Project. Each chapter is supplemented with related diagrams, photos, and detailed explanations of mathematical formulas.

SEE RELATED MATERIALS: for a link to the entire series by the same authors and for a companion lab on how to use a voltmeter.
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Electricity & Magnetism
- DC Circuits
= Currents
General Physics
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= Electronic Equipment
- High School
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DC circuits, circuit experiment, circuits textbook, electric circuit, electricity experiment, electronic instrument, multimeter, short circuit, simple circuit, voltage
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