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Science Experiment – Shine Bright, Electric Light!

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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.


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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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NSW Curriculum alignment

Victorian Curriculum alignment

  • VCSSU081

    Energy from a variety of sources can be used to generate electricity; electric circuits enable this energy to be transferred to another place and then to be transformed into another form of energy

Australian Curriculum alignment


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