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Getting Attracted to Electricity

In 600 BC, the Greek Philosopher Tales discovered static electricity.  Since then, scientists and inventors have observed, hypothesized, devised experiments and made additional discoveries adding to our understanding of this curious phenomenon.  Allesandro Volta’s breakthrough invention of the battery in 1800 and Hans Christian Oersted’s discovery that an electric current creates a magnetic field initiated a myriad of discoveries and innovations that have contributed to the benefits of electricity and electromagnetism we enjoy today.  Over the course of the year, students will travel this same path of discovery using dozens of hands-on experiments and projects enabling them to explore and experience the basic principles of electric charge, electricity, and electromagnetism. Significant discoveries and inventions, and the scientists and inventors behind them, will be highlighted along the way.

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Grade/Age: 5th–8th
Sep 14, 2020 – Dec 18, 2020—Mon
Period: 01:45 PM - 02:40 PM,
Instructor: Ed Morin