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Circuit GameAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners build a game that tests their steadiness. Learners construct the game board by setting up an electrical circuit and a wand.
Build Your Own Wind Turbine
Learners construct an electricity-generating wind turbine out of a plastic bottle.
Blowin’ Up a Storm of Oil
In this activity, learners investigate how wind can create surface currents and how waves move. Learners also discover how wind can affect oil spills.
Investigating Density Currents
In this lab activity, learners explore how to initiate a density current. Learners measure six flasks with different concentrations of salt and water (colored blue).
ElectroplatingAdd to list Details
In this electrochemistry activity, learners will explore two examples of electroplating.
In this activity, learners explore the relationship between electric charges and magnetic fields.
Gel ElectrophoresisAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners simulate the process of DNA fingerprinting by using electricity to separate colored dyes.
Flat FlashlightAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners build a tiny but powerful flashlight out of simple materials. Use this activity to introduce learners to electrical circuits and conductivity.
Flashlights and BatteriesAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners explore how a flashlight works, showing the electric circuit and switch functions of this everyday household item.
Glowing PickleAdd to list Details
In this activity, high voltage is applied across a pickle to emit a yellow glow. This activity should only be conducted by skilled adults and is best suited as a demonstration.
Short CircuitAdd to list Details
In this activity about electricity, learners explore what happens when you blow a fuse.
Motor EffectAdd to list Details
In this activity about electricity and magnetism, learners examine what happens when a magnet exerts a force on a current-carrying wire.
In this activity (located at the top of the page), learners make an easy river strainer and see what they can catch.
Build a BatteryAdd to list Details
Learners build a simple one-cell battery and use an ammeter to measure the flow of current.
Trip WireAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners build simple alarms that they can attach to anything, such as a drawer or doorway. This activity introduces learners to electricity, circuits, and currents.
Seas in Motion
In this outdoor, beach activity, learners use tennis balls, water balloons and other simple devices to investigate the movement of waves and currents off a sandy beach.
Currently WorkingAdd to list Details
Learners test solutions of water, sugar, salt, and hydrochloric acid for electrical conductivity. They immerse leads from a lighting device (a battery pack connected to an LED) into each solution.
Circuits with Friends
In this activity, learners explore the parts of a circuit by modeling, as a group, a “human” circuit.
Learners use compasses to detect the magnetic field created by current moving through a wire. This is one of four activities learners can complete related to PhysicsQuest 2008.
Using Ohm's Law to Build a Voltage DividerAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners apply Ohm’s Law to construct voltage divider circuits. Learners discover how to read resistor codes and calculate resistor values.