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Science Experiment - Shine Bright, Electric Light!

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 4 pages | Years: 6

A science experiment that investigates how changes to electrical circuits affects their components.

Light bulbs produce light when they are connected to a closed circuit. Are there adjustments we could make to those circuits that would allow the light bulb to glow more brightly? Let’s investigate!

This Physical Sciences experiment allows students to investigate the properties of electricity.

Students follow the scientific method to conduct the experiment, and they then complete the worksheets provided.

For further insight into this exciting resource, read our blog What is Electricity? A Bright Spark’s Teaching Guide.

Electricity Vocabulary

  • electric current
  • electric circuit
  • electricity
  • thermal energy
  • electrons
  • circuit
  • charged
  • particles
  • insulators
  • conductors
  • natural
  • gas
  • joule
  • watt
  • greenhouse gases
  • transformers
  • voltage
  • ions
  • solar
  • cell
  • solar energy
  • static electricity
  • short circuit
  • vibration
  • parallel circuit
  • electrolyte
  • electrodes
  • alternating current
  • current
  • charged
  • Non-renewable resources
  • coal
  • alternators
  • geothermal energy
  • negative charges
  • positive charges
  • electric energy
  • semiconductors
  • power
  • wind power
  • cells
  • battery
  • fossil fuel
  • magnetism
  • circuit breakers
  • wattage
  • sustainable
  • energy
  • nuclear energy
  • steam engine
  • thermal energy
  • magnetic energy
  • power station
  • nuclear power
  • climate change
  • clean energy
  • chemical energy

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