For my Circuit House Project, my group and I (made up of myself, Michelle and Justice), decided to make a wall of lights to go on the bedroom wall. The original design we had planned of three lights on the top, two in the middle and one on the bottom did not light up and set on fire in the Phet, so I decided to change the design to three bulbs on the top and two on the middle and bottom. I also added two 9V batteries instead of one, which made the circuit light up very brightly as it helped add more voltage to the circuit, which was good. I chose this parallel to go in the bedroom because bedrooms have a lot of light since they are such focal points in houses, and parallels’ tend to be brighter. I also see this type of design on a lot of home renovation shows and they always put a wall of light in the bedroom, so I though it would fit best i the bedroom. The power of this circuit is -25.2P. (V= -6 I= 4.20)
We decided to put a parallel circuit in the bathroom because bathrooms need a lot of light. Bathrooms need a lot of light because no body wants to poop in the dark and the bathroom is where people get ready, put makeup on and shower, all activities that require proper lighting.
We chose to put a series in the kitchen because kitchens don’t need a lot of light, because you don’t really do much in a kitchen.
We decided to put a parallel circuit in the living room because all that people really do in living rooms is watch television and sit on the couch, both activities that don’t require a lot of light.