Light Bulb Anatomy - Questions

The Light Bulb Anatomy Concept Builder is comprised of 48 questions. The questions are divided into 18 different Question Groups. Questions in the same group are rather similar to one another. The Concept Builder is coded to select at random a question from each group until a student is successful with that group of questions.

This Concept Builder consists of three different activities. Those three activities are described as follows:
 
  • Which Bulb Will Light?: Question Groups 1-4. Learners identify which configurations of a cell, a bulb and a wire will result in a lit bulb.
  • Pathways: Question Groups 5-10. Learners inspect the arrangement of two bulbs and two wires and determine the path of charge through the bulbs and wires and identify which of the two bulbs (if any) will light.
  • Wire It Up Question Groups 11-18. Learners make decisions about where to attach a connecting wire in order to get a specified bulb or set of bulbs to light. 

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Light Bulb Anatomy

 
Activity 1: Which Bulbs Light?
Question Group 1
Question 1
Consider the following arrangements of cells, bulbs, and wires. Which arrangements will result in a lit bulb? Tap to select and deselect arrangements. Tap on all that apply.
 
 
Question 2
Consider the following arrangements of cells, bulbs, and wires. Which arrangements will result in a lit bulb? Tap to select and deselect arrangements. Tap on all that apply.
 
 
Question 3
Consider the following arrangements of cells, bulbs, and wires. Which arrangements will result in a lit bulb? Tap to select and deselect arrangements. Tap on all that apply.
 

 


Question Group 2
Question 4
Consider the following arrangements of cells, bulbs, and wires. Which arrangements will result in a lit bulb? Tap to select and deselect arrangements. Tap on all that apply.
 
 
 
Question 5
Consider the following arrangements of cells, bulbs, and wires. Which arrangements will result in a lit bulb? Tap to select and deselect arrangements. Tap on all that apply.
 
 
 
Question 6
Consider the following arrangements of cells, bulbs, and wires. Which arrangements will result in a lit bulb? Tap to select and deselect arrangements. Tap on all that apply.
 
 

 

Question Group 3
Question 7
Consider the following arrangements of cells, bulbs, and wires. Which arrangements will result in a lit bulb? Tap to select and deselect arrangements. Tap on all that apply.
 
 
 
Question 8
Consider the following arrangements of cells, bulbs, and wires. Which arrangements will result in a lit bulb? Tap to select and deselect arrangements. Tap on all that apply.
 
 
 
Question 9
Consider the following arrangements of cells, bulbs, and wires. Which arrangements will result in a lit bulb? Tap to select and deselect arrangements. Tap on all that apply.
 
 

 


Question Group 4
Question 10
Consider the following arrangements of cells, bulbs, and wires. Which arrangements will result in a lit bulb? Tap to select and deselect arrangements. Tap on all that apply.
 
 
 
Question 11
Consider the following arrangements of cells, bulbs, and wires. Which arrangements will result in a lit bulb? Tap to select and deselect arrangements. Tap on all that apply.
 
 
 
Question 12
Consider the following arrangements of cells, bulbs, and wires. Which arrangements will result in a lit bulb? Tap to select and deselect arrangements. Tap on all that apply.
 
 
 

 




Activity 2: Pathways
Question Group 5
Question 13
Determine the pathway that charge takes from point A to point B. Tap on the diagram to toggle through the choices.
 
 
Which, if any, of the bulbs will light?
a. Bulb 1 Only                                             b. Bulb 2 Only
c. Both Bulbs                                               d. Neither Bulb
 
 
Question 14
Determine the pathway that charge takes from point A to point B. Tap on the diagram to toggle through the choices.
 
 
Which, if any, of the bulbs will light?
a. Bulb 1 Only                                             b. Bulb 2 Only
c. Both Bulbs                                               d. Neither Bulb

 



Question Group 6
Question 15
Determine the pathway that charge takes from point A to point B. Tap on the diagram to toggle through the choices.
Which, if any, of the bulbs will light?
a. Bulb 1 Only                                             b. Bulb 2 Only
c. Both Bulbs                                               d. Neither Bulb
 
 
Question 16
Determine the pathway that charge takes from point A to point B. Tap on the diagram to toggle through the choices.
 

Which, if any, of the bulbs will light?
a. Bulb 1 Only                                             b. Bulb 2 Only
c. Both Bulbs                                               d. Neither Bulb





Question Group 7
Question 17
Determine the pathway that charge takes from point A to point B. Tap on the diagram to toggle through the choices.
Which, if any, of the bulbs will light?
a. Bulb 1 Only                                             b. Bulb 2 Only
c. Both Bulbs                                               d. Neither Bulb
 
 
Question 18
Determine the pathway that charge takes from point A to point B. Tap on the diagram to toggle through the choices.

Which, if any, of the bulbs will light?
a. Bulb 1 Only                                             b. Bulb 2 Only
c. Both Bulbs                                               d. Neither Bulb





Question Group 8
Question 19
Determine the pathway that charge takes from point A to point B. Tap on the diagram to toggle through the choices.

Which, if any, of the bulbs will light?
a. Bulb 1 Only                                             b. Bulb 2 Only
c. Both Bulbs                                               d. Neither Bulb
 
 
Question 20
Determine the pathway that charge takes from point A to point B. Tap on the diagram to toggle through the choices.

Which, if any, of the bulbs will light?
a. Bulb 1 Only                                             b. Bulb 2 Only
c. Both Bulbs                                               d. Neither Bulb





Question Group 9
Question 21
Determine the pathway that charge takes from point A to point B. Tap on the diagram to toggle through the choices.
 
 
Which, if any, of the bulbs will light?
a. Bulb 1 Only                                             b. Bulb 2 Only
c. Both Bulbs                                               d. Neither Bulb
 
 
Question 22
Determine the pathway that charge takes from point A to point B. Tap on the diagram to toggle through the choices.
 
 
Which, if any, of the bulbs will light?
a. Bulb 1 Only                                             b. Bulb 2 Only
c. Both Bulbs                                               d. Neither Bulb

 



Question Group 10
Question 23
Determine the pathway that charge takes from point A to point B. Tap on the diagram to toggle through the choices.
 
 
Which, if any, of the bulbs will light?
a. Bulb 1 Only                                             b. Bulb 2 Only
c. Both Bulbs                                               d. Neither Bulb
 
 
Question 24
Determine the pathway that charge takes from point A to point B. Tap on the diagram to toggle through the choices.
 
 
Which, if any, of the bulbs will light?
a. Bulb 1 Only                                             b. Bulb 2 Only
c. Both Bulbs                                               d. Neither Bulb

 







Activity 3: Wire It Up
Question Group 11
Question 25
At which location must a second wire be connected in order for only Bulb 1 to be lit?
 
 
 
Question 26
At which location must a second wire be connected in order for only Bulb 1 to be lit?
 
 

 
Question 27
At which location must a second wire be connected in order for only Bulb 1 to be lit?
 
 
 
 
 



Question Group 12
Question 28
At which location must a second wire be connected in order for Bulbs 1 and 2 to be lit?
 

 
Question 29
At which location must a second wire be connected in order for Bulbs 1 and 3 to be lit?
 
 
 
Question 30
At which location must a second wire be connected in order for Bulbs 1 and 2 to be lit?
 




 
Question Group 13
Question 31
At which location must a second wire be connected in order for all three Bulbs to be lit?
 
 
 
Question 32
At which location must a second wire be connected in order for all three Bulbs to be lit?
 
 

 
Question 33
At which location must a second wire be connected in order for all three Bulbs to be lit?
 
 
 



 
Question Group 14
Question 34
At which location must a second wire be connected in order for none of the Bulbs to be lit?
 

 
Question 35
At which location must a second wire be connected in order for none of the Bulbs to be lit?
 
 
 
Question 36
At which location must a second wire be connected in order for none of the Bulbs to be lit?
 

 



Question Group 15
Question 37
At which location must a second wire be connected in order for only Bulb 1 to be lit?
 
 
 
Question 38
At which location must a second wire be connected in order for only Bulb 1 to be lit?
 

 
Question 39
At which location must a second wire be connected in order for only Bulb 1 to be lit?
 
 
 



 
Question Group 16
Question 40
At which location must a second wire be connected in order for Bulbs 1 and 2 to be lit?
 

 
Question 41
At which location must a second wire be connected in order for Bulbs 1 and 3 to be lit?
 
 
 
Question 42
At which location must a second wire be connected in order for Bulbs 1 and 2 to be lit?
 




 
Question Group 17
Question 43
At which location must a second wire be connected in order for all three Bulbs to be lit?
 
 
 
Question 44
At which location must a second wire be connected in order for all three Bulbs to be lit?
 

 
Question 45
At which location must a second wire be connected in order for all three Bulbs to be lit?
 
 
 



 
Question Group 18
Question 46
At which location must a second wire be connected in order for none of the Bulbs to be lit?
 

 
Question 47
At which location must a second wire be connected in order for none of the Bulbs to be lit?
 
 
 
Question 48
At which location must a second wire be connected in order for none of the Bulbs to be lit?
 




 



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