In this activity, students build simple circuits to investigate the conductivity of solutions. They build and test a simple circuit using a bulb, battery, and wire. Next, they interrupt the circuit by running the wires through containers of liquids to explore which solutions will conduct enough electricity to light the bulb.
Real World Science Topics:
- An exploration of the electrical conductivity of materials and solutions
- An exploration of simple electrical circuits using bulbs and batteries
Students will gain an understanding of electrical circuits and the conductivity of solutions.
Activity Difficulty Rating: 4
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