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Three Bulbs Lab

Three Bulbs Lab
Created ByLuke Power
Resource Type
File Type
Word Document File (15 KB|1 page)
Product Description
This is a physics lab designed to teach students about parallel vs. series circuits. Rather than telling students how to create parallel vs. series circuits in a step-by-step manner, students conduct an open-ended investigation leading them to build a series and parallel circuit on their own. Works best in small groups.

Materials per group:
8 alligator clips
3 incandescent flashlight bulbs
3 bulb holders
2 D cell battery holders connected in series
2 D cell batteries
(I purchased most of my supplies through Ward's Science by purchasing multiple Create-a-circuit kits #470039-950)
Total Pages
1 page
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
50 minutes
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