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Electricity

ElectricitySparks 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 Option

ASSEMBLY MAX: 250 students
TIME: 50 minutes
GRADE: Grades 3-5

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LEARNING GOALS:

  • 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.

SUPPORTS MINNESOTA STATE STANDARDS:

The Nature of Science and Engineering

4.1.3.3.1 - Describe a situation in which one invention led to other inventions.

Physical Science

4.2.3.1.2 - Describe how magnets can repel or attract each other and how they attract certain metal objects.
4.2.3.2.3 - Demonstrate how an electric current can produce a magnetic force.

Request a Program

To make your reservation, fill out the Request a Program Form. You may also email or call (651) 221-4748 or (800) 221-9444 ext. 4748.

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