Through exploration with circuit blocks, students will design and build series and parallel circuits, including the addition of switches and various devices. They will also learn to assess the differences in these circuits, and draw circuit diagrams. Students will then use multimeters to explore how voltage is affected when additional loads are added in different types of circuits. As they wire miniature houses, they will experiment with various electrical devices (i.e., a light bulb, fan, and doorbell) and have an opportunity to measure electrical current, potential difference, and resistance at various points in their circuits.
|Grade 9||Academic Science - Physics – The Characteristics of Electricity
Applied Science - Physics – Electrical Applications
|Secondary Cycle 2||Science and Technology – Material World|
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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.