This 40-minute presentation is set in our purpose-built high voltage laboratory/theatre which features equipment unique to Scienceworks. It demonstrates energy transfers and transformations involving electricity.
Find out about static electricity, conductors and insulators, electric circuits, fuses and safety switches. Highlights include a hair-raising encounter with a Van der Graaff generator, making light with a pickled onion and the biggest Jacob's Ladder display in the country.
The show finishes with a spectacular demonstration of lightning strikes and tips for safety strategies in lightning storms.
Curriculum relevance: energy transformations, staying safe with electricity.
AusVELS Science links
ACSSU033, ACSIS214, ACSIS215, ACSSU076
ACSHE061, ACSHE062, ACSHE081, ACSHE217
ACSSU097, ACSHE098, ACSHE220
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