School Programs 2018-2019

Electri-city

Electri-city

Program description

Through various hands-on electricity experiments, students explore electrically-conductive and insulating materials and identify the parts of an electrical circuit. In addition, students discover the differences between series and parallel circuits. As they wire our miniature houses, students observe various electrical devices (i.e., light bulb, fan, doorbell), which transform electrical energy into another form of energy.

Before and after your museum visit, consult these activities – specially designed to extend learning in the classroom!

Curriculum links

ONTARIO QUEBEC
Grade 6 Science and Technology – Electricity and Electrical Devices Elementary
Cycle 3
Science and Technology – Material World
(Energy)
Grade 9 Academic Science
Physics – The Characteristics of Electricity

Applied Science
Physics – Electrical Applications
Secondary
Cycle 2
Science and Technology – Material World

Please see the following document for more detailed curriculum links: Ontario  Quebec (PDF, 273 KB)

Teacher tips

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.

Fees

$9 per student.
A minimum fee of $135 will be charged per group.

Reservations

To reserve this program, please complete the online reservation request form.

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