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published by the Emory College Center for Science Education
written by Jonathan Toebbe
This item is Problem-Based Learning (PBL) activity for high school physics that asks learners to construct a flashlight using only broken and salvaged parts. In the opening scenario, a group of students are lost in a fully dark cave. One flashlight breaks in a fall and the battery dies in the other. Students have a time limit to figure out how to make the circuit work with only "salvage" items provided for the lesson.

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Keywords:
ICBL, Investigative Case Based Learning, PBL, Problem Based Learning, battery, circuit, circuit analysis, electricity lesson, group learning, inquiry, performance assessment, real-life problem
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J. Toebbe, (Emory College Center for Science Education, Atlanta, 2008), WWW Document, (http://www.cse.emory.edu/cases/cases_materials_download/LightsOut_TG.pdf).
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J. Toebbe, CASES Online: Lights Out! - A Circuit Activity, (Emory College Center for Science Education, Atlanta, 2008), <http://www.cse.emory.edu/cases/cases_materials_download/LightsOut_TG.pdf>.
APA Format
Toebbe, J. (2008, September 29). CASES Online: Lights Out! - A Circuit Activity. Retrieved December 19, 2014, from Emory College Center for Science Education: http://www.cse.emory.edu/cases/cases_materials_download/LightsOut_TG.pdf
Chicago Format
Toebbe, Jonathan. CASES Online: Lights Out! - A Circuit Activity. Atlanta: Emory College Center for Science Education, September 29, 2008. http://www.cse.emory.edu/cases/cases_materials_download/LightsOut_TG.pdf (accessed 19 December 2014).
MLA Format
Toebbe, Jonathan. CASES Online: Lights Out! - A Circuit Activity. Atlanta: Emory College Center for Science Education, 2008. 29 Sep. 2008. 19 Dec. 2014 <http://www.cse.emory.edu/cases/cases_materials_download/LightsOut_TG.pdf>.
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@misc{ Author = "Jonathan Toebbe", Title = {CASES Online: Lights Out! - A Circuit Activity}, Publisher = {Emory College Center for Science Education}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {19 December 2014}, Month = {September 29, 2008}, Year = {2008} }
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