Thursday, March 12, 2009

Gustav Robert Kirchhoff (1824 - 1887) Was Born

Gustav Kirchhoff was a German physicist who contributed to the fundamental understanding of electrical circuits, spectroscopy, and the emission of black-body radiation by heated objects. He coined the term "black body" radiation in 1862, and two sets of independent concepts in both circuit theory and thermal emission are named "Kirchhoff's laws" after him.
- Wikipedia

Science Fair Project Information
Title: Test if the length of a pencil resistor effects the output of a circuit.
Subject: Electricity
Grade level: Elementary School
Academic Level: Ordianary
Project Type: Experimental
Cost: Low
Affiliation: Science Buddies
Description: Different pencil lengths serve as a resistors. While connected into a basic series circuit, students observe the light intensity of a bulb.

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