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Light Bulb Experiment Kit

SKU #OHM-300
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Demonstrate the difference between parallel and series circuits in a way that students can easily understand.

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Demonstrate the difference between parallel and series circuits in a vivid way that students can easily understand. This kit contains four Light Bulb Holders with Fahnestock Clips, four pairs of Jumper Wires with alligator clips, 10 Miniature Light Bulbs, eight D Cell Battery Holders, and eight D Batteries.

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Same Way I Learned Circuits 60 Years Ago
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I'm an MIT degree'd EE who did a quick stint as a STEM teacher recently. I got a feel for circuits when I was 6, simply by playing with batteries and bulbs and "hookup" wire. I decided to get a lot of same for my classes to experiment with and looked for the lowest bulk price. I came across Educational Innovations, which for bulk purchases (except D batteries) had the best prices. They do not price gouge like nearly all STEM supply places! A great find! Result was kids of grades 9-10 loved playing with these, many personally thanked me, saying they learned so much by directed playing. Same result for an 11th grade physics class. An internal "I get it!" goes off in one's head when you put together your first circuit and turn on your first bulb yourself. You then teach series and parallel circuits of bulbs, then batteries, then both, and you're done! Electricity is no longer foreign. E.I. chose wisely as these battery holders very cleverly snap together vertically (in series) and horizontally (parallel). I feel this company keeps prices at low, non-STEM levels because their charter is to get useful stuff in as many kids' hands as possible, in addition to making some profit. You can never go wrong with a classful of kids and these batteries and bulbs!
Mitchell Yochanon Bogart
Owner Response: Thank you for your kind words, Mr. Bogart. As a former teacher, I am well aware that many educators dig into their own pockets to bring awesome materials into their classrooms, so we work very hard to keep pricing as low as possible for them. Regards, Tami O'Connor Educational Innovations

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Neat and Useful
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Very useful in learning how circuits work in series and parallel.
Adam

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Easy to use; lots of learning potential
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My 4yo was able to build simple circuits herself with this kit (after a bit of practice with the alligator clips). With the number of components and the way the batteries hook together in both series and parallel, I can see that this kit will have learning potential for many more years as my kids get older and are able to conduct more complex experiments. The only thing I wish this kit included is a switch (we just used some spare wall switches we had lying around).
Sarah

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Excellent material for elementary student section!
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After making potato clocks with first and second graders, we used this set to learn more about using batteries. Now we can go back and apply what we've learned to vegtable and fruit batteries.
Nana Sue

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Great way to demonstrate series & parallel circuit
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The kit components are super helpful for getting kids to understand what a circuit is, how electricity travels. All I did was show students how to hook up the jumper cables, and they started testing different configurations right away. Good value, great teaching aid.
Diane L

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