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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 to create electricity.

Program Options: Electricity is available either as a large group assembly or an in-depth residency.

Residency Option

OPENING ASSEMBLY MAX: 250 students
RESIDENCY CLASS MAX: 30 students
TIME
: 50 minutes

Adding individual classroom sessions to our Electricity assembly creates a unique Electricity residency at your school.

GRADE: Class sessions are designed for students in grades K-5.

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CLASS TOPICS:

In these in-depth classroom sessions, students will...

  • Static Electricity I - Grades K-1
    Investigate what objects hold a static charge by using an electroscope.
  • Static Electricity II - Grades K-1
    Discover the "attracting" and "repelling" elements of magnets!
  • Sources - Grades 2-4
    Explore five sources of electricity—magnetic, solar, chemical, piezoelectric, and static.
  • Electromagnets - Grades 2-4
    Construct their own simple battery powered electromagnet.
  • Current - Grades 3-5
    Discover which materials carry electricity and which do not and explore the differences between a series and parallel circuit.
  • Magnetic Fields and Electricity - Grades 3-5
    Experiment with magnets and iron filings to create a visible magnetic field.

For detailed class descriptions, download our Electricity Residency Curriculum.

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.

Still looking? Return to our Residencies page to continue exploring available topic options!