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Hands-on Activity


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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.
Topic: Conductivity
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 Each hands-on science activity has been ranked based on difficulty of set up and how difficult they are to perform. The rating scale is from 1 to 5, with 1 being the easiest and 5 being the most complicated.



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