Edison: Build your own Light Bulb is a fun science kit designed to
excite and engage experimenters of all ages as they recreate the
experiments that lead to the development of the first real light bulb.
Build your own working light bulb using the included safety vacuum
chamber and a number of different filament materials.
(Classroom Set of 8)
RS-LBI-R (Refurbishment Pack) Audience:
Science Educators, Parents, and Students
Science Fair and Hobby Experimenters (Ages 12 and up, under adult supervision)
Pencil Lead Glows to Incandescence
STEM Concepts Taught by this Science Kit
Electricity and Circuits (uses and effects) Light (light intensity, spectral emissions) Properties of Matter (change) Energy (electricity to light and heat) Air Pressure (how a pump works) The scientific method History of the Light Bulb and Edison (and Swan!) Invention and the Inventive Process
Included in this kit:
Safety vacuum chamber, hand vacuum pump, filament materials including tungsten and carbon, test leads, 28 page instruction manual.
List of Experiments Included in the Manual:
Your First Working Light Bulb Experimenting with the Vacuum Experimenting with Different Filaments Quantitative Experiments (Data Tables) History of the Light Bulb
are designed to align to the “National Science Educational Standards”
and “Standards for Technological Literacy.” The kits are a great
way to teach STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
concepts while integrating history and an appreciation of invention.
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for additional free resources for this kit (including a Product Sheet,
FAQ, Bibliography, Tips for Use, Action Photographs and more!)
Contents of the Reinventing Edison Kit (minus the 28 page Manual)