Discover how our houses are wired, allowing us to control various devices independently in different rooms. Through various hands-on electricity experiments, students will explore electrically conductive and insulating materials, and will learn the parts of an electrical circuit. In addition, they will discover the differences between series and parallel circuits. As they wire our miniature houses, students will observe as various electrical devices (i.e., a light bulb, fan, doorbell, etc.) transform electrical energy into another form of energy.
|Grade 6||Science and Technology – Electricity and Electrical Devices||Elementary Cycle 3||Science and Technology – Material World (Energy)|
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Before and after your museum visit, consult these activities – specially designed to extend learning in the classroom!
Curriculum-linked scavenger hunt activity. Please download and print the activity booklets before your visit to the museum.
Make name tags to help the museum educator build rapport with students. Students may bring a lunch or purchase one from the museum’s café.
Teachers may preview the museum free of charge at any time, by presenting proof of their teaching status at the admission desk.
Consider familiarizing your group with our site with these tips to help plan your visit or by downloading a PDF document and PowerPoint presentation available below.
$9 per student.
Includes Museum admission.
A minimum fee of $135 will be charged per group.