Batteries and bulbs

by: Arthur Eisenkraft and Larry D. Kirkpatrick

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Given a flashlight battery, a flashlight bulb, and a single piece of wire, hold them together to make the bulb light. Adults have taken more than an hour to light the bulb! And yet, this is the first activity in a lesson on circuit electricity for fifth graders. Experience has shown that fifth graders are much more successful at this task than adults. Batteries and Bulbs was developed and written by the Elementary Science Study project in the mid-60s. The final version of this popular unit was written in 1968.

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Type Book ChapterPub Date 1/1/2006Stock # PB198X_54

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