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Title How Can You Light A Bulb?
Description This guided activity is designed for elementary students (targeted at grades 3 - 5) as they explore circuits. Students build different circuits, draw and write about what they find, and share answers. Students explore conducting and non-conducting materials and determine property(ies) of conducting materials. The activity is written as a 5E lesson.
Subject Physics
Level K-5, Middle School
Type Guided Activity, Lab
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included Yes
Language English
Keywords circuits, electricity, elementary (K-5)
Simulation(s) Circuit Construction Kit: DC (HTML5), Circuit Construction Kit (DC Only)


Author(s) Julie Henderleiter
Contact Email henderlj@gvsu.edu
School / Organization Grand Valley State University
Date submitted 6/24/15
Date updated 10/30/17