February 10, 2017
The room’s atmosphere was charged with excitement during this February Science Fridays hour. We talked about sources of electricity, showed how to measure battery’s charge with voltmeter, explained how electricity produced a magnetic field, and tested which materials conduct electricity. Next, children built circuits with the the game Snap Circuits and enjoyed playing the piano on a computer using MakeyMakey curcuits. Studying things which need electricity to work — for example, requiring batteries — kids played with remote controlled cars run on batteries.
Vocabulary: Positive/Negative charge, Electromagnetism, Conductor, Voltage, Curcuits
- Exploratorium‘s gift store
- Your local hardware store