Light Bulb Challenge

This Light Bulb Challenge activity & project also includes:

Learn about the differences between incandescent light bulbs and compact fluorescent light bulbs with a short experiment. Kids pour a drop of cooking oil onto a sheet of paper and observe what happens within five minutes of exposure to each bulb.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Great for a science class experiment when studying heat energy and electricity
  • Send the activity home for kids to conduct with their parents, and report their findings back to the class
Classroom Considerations

  • Designed for girls interested in STEM activities, but applicable to any population of learners
Pros

  • A quick and fun activity to perform, with little set up required
  • Comes with a reference sheet for teachers and learners
Cons

  • None