Electricity & Magnets
During this presentation featuring the basic concepts of electricity students learn about forces, energy transfer, and electric fields like static and current. Students will also examine the very common Piezo arcs and memory wire which is used in many industrial applications. The kids will also use exciting tricks to help explore the properties of magnetism and electricity and learn how the two are related. They will test a variety of magnets and play lots of cool games resulting in some unexpected surprises! Students will even see how magnetism can replicate the sounds of nature along with having staples dance on a piece of paper.
Weird Motions (Physics)
Physics is the study of motion and the forces behind motion. In the late 1600's, Sir Isaac Newton put forward three laws of motion that we still use today. There are several simple types of motion including gravity, electricity, magnetism and nuclear power. Several energy forms are explored with a focus on potential & kinetic energy. The kids will build a balancing toy, learn the energy in moving toys and see the effects of flight and coordination. Kids will also create a helicopter, robotic finger and a catapult.
The students will observe how solids, liquids, and gases change phases and properties when subjected to changes in energy and temperature, and learn how to define the states of matter. Their hands-on experiments involve making cool projects like instant snow, crystals, magic sand, chalk, and even Nickelodeon Floam! They’ll find out the uniqueness of rubber and how a common starch is helping our environment. Overall lots of cool reactions!