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Make a Light Bulb

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Could you reinvent the light bulb? Scholars tap into their inner Thomas Edisons to build a light bulb prototype out of a jar and some wires. They see how long the filament wire glows in the jar (batteries not included) to measure their...
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This Little Light of Mine: Understanding Light Bulbs

For Teachers 5th - 8th
One of the inventions that has greatly impacted the world is Thomas Edison's light bulb. From his incandescent bulb, to today's LED bulbs, illuminate middle schoolers with the way they convert electricity into light and heat. Handouts...
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Edison and the Light Bulb

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars explore the impact of inventions on society, specifically Edison and the light bulb. For this technology lesson, students use online resources and listen to a story about Edison to develop an understanding of how the light...
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Thomas Edison's Bright Ideas

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Thomas Alva Edison may be one of the most well-known scientists to elementary or middle schoolers. Use his story to show that he invented more than just the light bulb and to inspire youngsters to work hard! You could use this on the...
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WHAT MAKES A LIGHT BULB LIGHT?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students are able to use inquiry to answer the essential questions. They are able to predict and test configurations of a battery, bulb, and wire that make the complete circuit. Students craft a group and individual theory of a...
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History of the Telephone, Radio, and Light Bulb

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students research and discuss the history of the telephone, radio, and light bulb. In this invention history lesson, students access Internet sites to explore the inventors and the invention of the telephone, the radio, and the light...
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The Technology of Light

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students study the different types of light bulbs. In this exploratory lesson students complete several activities and create an electrical circuit.
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Ohm's Law I

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers work to increase the intensity of a light bulb by testing batteries in series and parallel circuits. They analyze Ohm's Law, power, parallel and series circuits, and ways to measure voltage and current.
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Back to the Future!

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Throughout history, inventions from around the world have enhanced life and made doing more efficient. The invention of the automobile has changed the world and made traveling easier. The invention of the light bulb allows us to see...
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Tungsten

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Tungsten's original claim to fame was use in light bulbs. Now, tungsten finds applications in military technology, electrical wiring, and it is even bought and sold as a commodity. Learn more about the properties of tungsten and the...
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Light vs. Heat Bulbs

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Careful, that light bulb is hot! Compare heat and light energy using a simple light bulb. The exercise addresses energy conservation and presents actual calculations to determine the most cost-effective light bulb.
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Human Power

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How many humans does it take to power a light bulb? The 10th part of a 25-lesson Energy Systems and Solutions unit has learners conduct an experiment to calculate power. They then use the results to determine how many classmates they...
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Breakthrough Inventions: A Closer Look at Inventions That Changed Our World

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
New ReviewWith great technology comes great responsibility. Scholars learn about inventions that have had a huge impact on society, including cars, cameras, televisions, the printing press, the radio, computers, light bulbs, and signals...
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Consumer Preferences in Lighting

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What is a watt? This tongue-twisting, mind-bending question and others are answered through this lesson on the different lighting options available. With the support of a PowerPoint, teach your physical science class about units of...
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Exploring Energy Efficiency and Conservation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
K-12th grade school districts in America spend more than $6 billion every year on energy, more than the amount spent on computers and books combined. Using schools as an example, this presentation discusses the importance of energy...
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Electrical Liquids

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Liquid or not, here comes the electricity. Scholars test the conductivity of various substances using a circuit that includes a light bulb. If the light bulb lights up, then the liquid is a conductor. What a bright idea!
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Electrical Power, Conductors, and Your Dream Home: Crash Course Engineering #21

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Have young engineers always wondered how a light bulb works? Now's their chance. Viewers of an illuminating YouTube video learn about electric current, conductivity, and resistance. They see how engineers use low-conductivity conductors...
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Defining Success

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
The telephone, refrigerator, and light bulb are all solutions to a problem that an engineer successfully designed. Get to know more about how engineers define success, using this video. The focus goes through a checklist that directs...
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Applied Science - Technology (3A) Pre Lab

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders discuss electric currents. In this circuit instructional activity, 3rd graders create a picture of a battery circuit and a light bulb. They show the positive and negative charge and the flow of electrons. 
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Inventor's Challenge

For Students 9th - 10th
For this science worksheet, students use reference materials to complete the information for each inventor, including invention created and their nationality. They also construct a time line to illustrate the development of technology...
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Series or Parallel?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Emerging electricians extend mental models of light bulbs and resistors in series and or in parallel circuits to include the connection of photovoltaic cells in arrays. They investigate open circuits, using a DC voltmeter, a light...
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Inventions 2: The Impact

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Tomorrow's engineers visit an intriguing website about inventions that have changed the way we live. Biographies of child inventors on the suggested website aren't easy to find, so make sure to find some stories to share in place of...
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Design of a Door Alarm

For Teachers 4th
How does electricity work? Budding scientists explore the concepts of electrical currents and open and closed circuits with class discussion and a hands-on activity using a battery to turn on a light bulb. Learners also make predictions...
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What is the Cost of Inefficiency?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What does it cost to keep the lights on? Through a hands-on activity, class members use a watt meter and determine the amount of energy different types of light bulbs use. The class then determines the financial and environmental cost of...

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