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How Can You Demonstrate the Different Efficiencies of Different Light Bulbs?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Need a bright idea for an engaging lab? Watch your class light up as they explore the difference in efficiency between incandescent and LED bulbs! The resource makes use of simple materials and encourages learners to infer what's...
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How Modern Light Bulbs Work

For Students 6th - 12th
Here is a fascinating find for future techies: a video about how various light bulbs work. Because it begins with the incandescent bulb, it covers a bit of history of the light bulbs. It concisely and creatively describes how halogen...
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Comparing Light Bulbs

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
An average home produces twice as many emissions as an average car. Teach your class how to reduce energy consumption by replacing standard incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs. Perform an experiment to compare...
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Comparing Light Bulbs

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders learn how light bulbs are different and which are more cost efficient.  In this energy and efficiency lesson, 3rd graders compare the cost of a light bulb and understand that its lifetime is important to their choice. 
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Light Bulbs are Almost Burned Out

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Incandescent light bulbs were enlightening more than 130 years when Thomas Edison invented them. More recently, US Congress passed legislation to increase efficiency standards. Your 5th, 6th, or 7th graders will be enlightened as they...
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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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How Many Rocks Does it Take to Make a Light Bulb?

For Students 7th - 9th
A really good worksheet on the periodic table of the elements is here for you. Learners must color in the elements listed in the worksheet that are needed to make a light bulb. They then answer questions about each of the elements.
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Albert Einstein: Why Light is Quantum

For Students 9th - 12th
While we are all familiar with what happens when you turn on a light bulb, Albert Einstein was convinced that there was more happening than meets the eye. The video describes his extension of the research of others to ultimately...
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Ohm's Law: Getting There Hands On

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scientists inductively derive Ohm's Law of voltage, resistance, and current by creating series and parallel circuits with 9-volt batteries and light bulbs. A week's worth of experiments, observation, and hands-on activities are...
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Light Intensity

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Light intensity varies by the strength of the light bulb as well as the distance to the light bulb. Pupils apply these concepts independently at first. They must solve for the light intensity as either the distance or the wattage of the...
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Why Are Compact Fluorescent Bulbs More Efficient?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Compact fluorescent bulbs are the easiest way to increase energy efficiency around the house. But why? Science scholars compare CF bulbs with their incandescent counterparts using a simple test. A solar-powered toy illuminates the...
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The Origin of Quantum Mechanics (feat. Neil Turok)

For Students 9th - 12th
How do you get the most light out of a light bulb? That's the task Max Planck took on, and it turned out to be rather...enlightening! The illustrated video introduces physics scholars to Planck's plight, which ultimately changed our...
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Light Bulb Anatomy

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Scholars apply their understanding of circuits and electric pathways to many simulations. They move through three different activities and 18 questions, receiving immediate feedback after each answer. The lesson is part of a larger...
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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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Ohm's Law I

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students 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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Dependence of Light Intensity on Distance

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Hopefully you have a sensor interface for your physics class to use with graphing calculators when collecting data with a light sensor. If so, read on. Use this resource for learners to predict and then test whether or not the intensity...
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Interview With An Electric Light Bulb

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this electric light bulb worksheet, learners answer short answer questions about an electric light bulb by pretending they are answering interview questions and they are the light bulb. Students complete 7 questions total.
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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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Light Up Your Life

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
How do lighting types affect energy efficiency? Explore different types of lighting and the energy they use. Pupils learn about types of lights and calculate the energy used during a typical school year. They discover that being energy...
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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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Energy Saving activities Lighting

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders study how light emits energy. In this energy savings lesson, 8th graders conduct two experiments to find ways to save energy. In one experiment students measure the light in each classroom and make recommendations for...
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Let's Light up a Light Bulb

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders investigate electricity.  In this electricity lesson, 3rd graders observe a familiar battery-operated toy and brainstorm reasons why and how the battery works.  Students work in pairs to explore batteries, bulbs, and wires,...
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Lights Light Up My Life

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students conduct an investigation. In this energy conservation lesson, students observe and make predictions about fluorescent and incandescent light bulbs. Working in groups, students conduct an investigation to compare the two light...
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Incandescent Light Bulb

For Teachers 5th - Higher Ed
Young scholars study the history of the light bulb and how an incandescent light bulb works.  In this electricity lesson students complete several experiments on the light bulb.

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