Light Bulb Anatomy

In the Light Bulb Anatomy Concept Builder, learners explore the manner in which a light bulb is wired and how to configure the bulbs within a circuit in order to produce an intended result. There are 48 total questions that are organized into 18 different Question Groups and spread across three Activities. The three activities include Which Bulb Will Light?, Pathways, and Wire It Up. Activity 1 - Which Bulb Will Light? challenges learners to identify which configurations of a cell, a bulb and a wire will result in a lit bulb. In Activity 2 - Pathways, 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. And in Activity 3 - Wire It Up, learners make decisions about where to attach a connecting wire in order to get a specified bulb or set of bulbs to light. Question-specific help is provided for each of the 18 situations. Use of this Concept Builder with our Task Tracker system allows teachers to track student progress.

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Users are encouraged to open the Concept Builder and explore. There is no need for an activity sheet for this Concept Builder. However, the 18 different groups of questions can be printed. View Questions (For Teachers Only).

Learners and Instructors may also be interested in viewing the accompanying Notes page. Technical information, teaching suggestions, and related resources that complement this Concept Builder are provided on the Notes page. View Notes.