Let there be light

Let there be light
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Storyboard Description

Educational storyboard about the history of how and when the first light bulb was invented. Suitable for stage 1-2 students.

Storyboard Text

  • Before electricity was invented people used candles, oil lamps and fires to see in the dark.
  • In 1752 American inventor Benjamin Franklin attached a small piece of metal to the kite string, hoping to prove lighting was electrical. The experiment was success. Benjamin felt an electrical shock.
  • If I feel an electrical shock from the lighting, I can prove lighting is electrical
  • For the next 100 years many scientist and inventors tried to work out how to create light using electricity
  • In 1879 American inventor Thomas Edison invented the lightbulb
  • At first only people wealthy enough to afford electricity had the luxury of lightbulbs in their house.  Many rural areas didn't have access
  • In Australia today, we are lucky enough to have lights that come in many different shapes and forms all with the flick of a switch.
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