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Lab #35.1 Electricity & Magnetism: Batteries & Bulbs

Lab #35.1   Electricity & Magnetism: Batteries & Bulbs
In this activity, students will explore various arrangements of batteries and bulbs, and the effects of those arrangements on bulb brightness.

Many devices include electronic circuitry, most of which are quite complicated. Complex circuits are made, however, from simple circuits. In this activity you will build one of the simplest yet most useful circuits ever invented—that for lighting a light bulb!

Required Equipment

2 D-cell batteries, 4 connecting wires, 2 miniature bulbs (1.5-volt or 2.5-volt flashlight bulbs),
2 miniature bulb sockets


Student Worksheet   Teacher Notes

C Battery

In Stock SKU: 44-1091

Magleads Red 10/pack

In Stock SKU: P4-3002

Magleads Black 10/pack

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3.2V Miniature Bulbs 10 Pack

In Stock SKU: P6-1407

Miniature Bulb Base

In Stock SKU: P6-1401