Set in our purpose-built high voltage Lightning Room laboratory/theatre, which features equipment unique to Scienceworks, this 40-minute presentation will also demonstrate the principles of static electricity.
Students will explore how current electricity is produced using permanent magnets and coils of wire and how this principle is applied in power stations and electrical devices. They observe how electrical motors transform electrical energy into movement energy and how an electromagnet can be created.
The Electricity, Magnets and Movement Show is rounded off with a lightning demonstration using a two million volt Tesla coil and a discussion of safety in lightning storms.
Curriculum relevance: energy transformations, electricity, magnetism.
AusVELS Science links
ACSIS215, ACSSU076, ACSHE061, ACSHE062
ACSHE081, ACSHE217, ACSSU097, ACSSU219
ACSHE098, ACSHE220, ACSSU117, ACSIS132
ACSSU155, ACSIS234, ACSIS170, ACSIS204
Available Terms 3 and 4, Monday – Friday
10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm. 2.30pm
Session duration: 40 minutes
Maximum 100 students per session
Cost: $4.40 per student + education service fee