A great supplement for units on Electricity. The program, led by Museum interpreters, is designed to support Grade 6 Science curriculum outcomes. The program uses hands-on activities build skills like investigation, construction and testing, and to answer questions about what electricity is, where it comes from, and how we use it.
Curriculum Outcome Links
Outcome 1: Students will explore series and parallel circuits.
- Investigate static electricity, drawing conclusions based on evidence.
- Safely construct series and parallel circuits
- Investigate how series and parallel circuits are used.
2 classes (60 students maximum)
1 chaperone for every 10 students
September – June
Arrival: Bathroom, hang up coats
10 Minutes: Welcome and Introduction
Students are divided into two or three small groups to take part in the activities. Each group participates in all components of the program.
25 Minutes: Electricity Gallery
Demonstrations led by a Museum interpreter guide students in discovering where electricity comes from, and how static electricity and electric currents are generated and put to work
25 Minutes: Investigation 1: Series and Parallel Circuits
Students use batteries, wires, switches and light bulbs to construct and test series and parallel circuits, and investigate how they work.
25 Minutes: Investigation 2: Switches and Telegraph
Students use a telegraph key to investigate how a switch and series circuit can be used as a means of communication.
5 Minutes: Conclusion and dismiss
Information and Reservations
To reserve your program, please call: (902) 755-5425 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration will begin in September. We encourage you to book early!