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Seventh-graders Learn Circuitry in Innovation Lab

During the spring semester, seventh-graders in Karen Glum’s Innovation Lab will design and build a functional cardboard flashlight. For the first step of the process, students learned circuitry for the bulb of the flashlight. “Students were given a single piece of aluminum foil, a bulb, and a battery and had to figure out at least one arrangement that lights the bulb and at least three that don’t,” Glum said. “Building off this experience students learned about open, closed, and short circuits and began to think about circuitry in their flashlights.” Seventh-graders also practiced making cardboard attachments and design techniques they’ll use to build their flashlights.