Suggested Reading: Lighting
Activity 1: Light Bulb Investigations
Students will understand the differences between incandescent and CFL light bulbs.
One class period
Materialsfor Each Investigation
-1 Incandescent bulb
-1 Compact Fluorescent light bulb
Materials for Investigation 1
-Light Bulb Investigation 1 worksheet
Materials for Investigation 2
-1 Kill A Watt monitor
-Light Bulb Investigation 2 worksheet
Materials for Investigation 3
-1 Light meter
-Light Bulb Investigation 3 worksheet
Note: Make sure that the incandescent and CFL bulbs have as close to the same lumen ratings as possible.