Flashlight Fun

An everyday flashlight is a wonderful example of a simple electronic circuit in action. Students will enjoy investigating the inner workings of real flashlights, and then building their own flashlights using common materials.


Grades Covered: 3 through 7
Subjects Covered: Physical Science

Curriculum topics:
  • Circuits
  • Light
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Design
  • Flashlights
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Standards

Idea Sheets are cross-referenced to subjects listed in the Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, and California Content Standards.

  • NGSS DCI(s): Defining and Delimiting Engineering Problems, Developing Possible Solutions, Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer, Wave Properties (https://www.nextgenscience.org/)

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