This is a video of my lab of the same name. I use it for student make-up, or it could be used for teacher prep. The video has me working through the lab, then explaining everything in detail.
In this lab, students are tasked with building a simple circuit, then comparing it to a series circuit, to identify the differences.
They are then asked to build a parallel circuit, again, looking at the differences between the types.
In my class, we learn about the types of circuits first, then use the lab as a way to test our notes.
Throughout the lab, students are asked to make simple observations, then use their notes to explain WHY they're seeing what they're seeing.
Materials Required: Miniature bulbs + sockets, alligator clips or wire, and appropriate sized cells/batteries (make certain the voltage of your power source does not grossly exceed the bulb rating)
The Video is over 9 minutes long, and is in 1080p, mp4 format