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Flat Flashlight


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    Community Science Workshop Network

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Flat Flashlight

In this activity, learners build a tiny but powerful flashlight out of simple materials. Use this activity to introduce learners to electrical circuits and conductivity.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$5 - $10 per student

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • 1 5 mm LED light bulb
  • 1 3V lithium button battery
  • 1' copper tape, sticky on one side
  • 1 wide popsicle stick
  • scissors
  • electrical tape

Subjects


  • Engineering and Technology
    • Engineering
      • Electrical Engineering
  • Physical Sciences
    • Heat and Thermodynamics
      • Heat and Temperature
      • Heat Transfer
    • Electricity and Magnetism
      • Electric Charges and Currents
      • Electric Circuits
    • Energy
      • Energy and Power
    • Structure and Properties of Matter
      • Elements and Periodic Table
      • Elementary Particles and Nuclear Physics
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Conducting Investigations

Informal Categories


  • Electronics

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Components that are part of this resource:

Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

  • Oakland Discovery Centers

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, Oakland Discovery Centers, ©2012

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