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Jeri Ellsworth Reviews our Reinventing Edison: Build your own Light Bulb science kit!

We were VERY pleased to have self taught electrical engineer, entrepreneur, chip designer, pinball aficionado, and roller girl Jeri Ellsworth review our Reinventing Edison: Build your own Light Bulb science kit.

Jeri Ellsworth in her new "Nerd Dungeon" reviewing Reinventing Edison (image by Simon Langhof)

Jeri Ellsworth in her new "Nerd Dungeon" reviewing Reinventing Edison (image by Simon Langhof)

Jeri did a review on her live stream and also did a video that she posted to YouTube.  Other than accidentally calling us Harrison Electronics in the introduction (we forgive you Jeri) she gave us a very positive review.   See for yourself:

We are very happy that Jeri had a good time with our science kit.  Here is another photo of the Light Bulb kit in action.

Reinventing Edison: Build your own Light Bulb science kit in action (Image by Simon Langhof)

Reinventing Edison: Build your own Light Bulb science kit in action (Image by Simon Langhof)

To learn more about our Reinventing Science Kits (including other kits like Reinventing Morse) click on the “Science Kits” tab at the top of our blog.  OR visit one of our social media sites like our Fan Page on Facebook:

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The kits can be purchased through many educational and scientific/electronics hobby catalogs such as Edmund Scientific, Educational Innovations, Science Kit, The Vision Forum, and more.  (coming to more catalogs soon!)

An Engaging Demonstration for Reinventing Edison: Build your own Light Bulb

It never fails.  I get the same reaction, whether I present to seasoned physicists, grade level science teachers or even from the most discerning audience I’ve had; a group of fifty – fourth grade students, jaws gape and sounds ofoohsaahs and wows issue forth.

Lee Walker Demonstrates Reinventing Edison to Educators

Lee Walker Demonstrates Reinventing Edison to Educators

I’ve been in rooms surrounded by hundreds of artificial light sources, from the simplest incandescent bulbs to the most advanced OLED displays, and even so, when a person closes that knife switch and current begins to flow and a simple piece of pencil lead held suspended inside a partially evacuated chamber starts to glow brighter, brighter, and finally white light illuminates the chamber, something happens in the person’s brain.  At once they are connected with the wonders that Sir Humphry Davy, Swan, and Edison felt when they experimented with the world’s first electrical light sources.  Questions start to form; How does that work? How could we make it last longer? What would happen if we changed the carbon for some other material?  All at once, the passive viewer is thinking scientifically, asking questions, and yearning to do more.

I’m talking about “Reinventing Edison: Build your own Light Bulb, a science kit that I am proud to have designed…..

If you want to read more then please click here to read the entire entry.

(I was recently a guest blogger for Educational Innovation’s teacher resource blog, a great source of tips and tricks for science educators, you can read the full blog entry at their site).