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Circuit Symbols

Parts that are in an electrical circuit

QuestionAnswer
voltmeter Measures the amount of energy given to or lost by electrons as they travel between 2 points in the circuit.
walloutlet Brings electrical energy in from the community powwer supply
switch Can be opened to stop current flow or closed to allow current to flow
resistor A device that slows down the flow of electrons in conductors
motor Converts electrical energy into motion
light bulb Converts electrical energy into light and heat
ground Connects the circuit to the earth
fuse Prevents too much current from flowing through the circuit
cell Source of current. Long bar represents the positive terminal.
battery Two or more cells joined together. This battery is made up of 3 cells.
ammeter Measures the amount of electric current flowing in a circuit.
Created by: mrohrling on 2009-05-08



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