Series and Parallel Circuits

Students explore the similarities and differences between series and parallel circuits. Working with partners, they design and build simple series and parallel circuits using wires, batteries, and bulbs. Students then explore how an opening along the path affects the current flow through each circuit.

Student Resources

Learn by Reading

For additional content-area reading, check out the Houghton Mifflin Science eBook: Grade 4, Unit F, page F57.