Sparks fly, hair stands on end, and students are shocked as we demonstrate the science and technology of electricity! They'll create a human circuit to demonstrate the movement of charges and discover how magnets help create electricity.
Program Options: Electricity is available as either a large group assembly or an in-depth residency.
ASSEMBLY MAX: 250 students
3, 4 and 5
Materials may be composed of parts that are too small to see yet can produce visible effects such as movement, light, heat and sound.
Similar to magnets, electrically charged objects may either push or pull, exerting a force on other objects.
When electrical charges move in a continuous current through objects and materials, a complete circuit is created and observable results may occur.
Electricity can be generated using magnets and a magnet can be produced using an electric current.
Electrical engineers design technologies that impact the way people move, use light, generate heat, and create sound.
Scientists and engineers keep safety in mind as they design experiments and technologies.
Academic Standard Strand:
Experience Run Time:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
$325 first assembly, $250 subsequent assemblies, Travel fees may apply.
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This activity is funded, in part, through the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008. Learn More