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: Science – Physics – Principles and Applications of Electricity;
The Characteristics of Electricity; Electrical Applications
Secondary Cycle 2: Science and Technology – Material World
Reference the following chaperone guides during your group's visit for tips on how to engage students with the exhibits.
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.
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$9.75 per student.
Includes Museum admission.
A minimum fee of $146.25 will be charged per group.