Light Bulb Challenge

Efficiency equals money where homes are concerned. A comparative lesson asks learners to measure heat output of incandescent and compact fluorescent light bulbs. They follow their investigation with calculating the cost of using the two types of bulbs.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Expand the experiment to include different types and sizes of light bulbs
Classroom Considerations
  • Expects the use of simple formulas and calculations
  • Consider doing the experiment before students to understand any challenges they may face
  • Emphasizes scientific concepts throughout the lesson guide
  • Includes tips to help prepare for the lesson
  • None