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Static electricity activities are notoriously prone to the effects of weather and humidity. This program removes the associated uncertainty. The class gains a basic understanding of an area which primary schools find challenging to teach. The program has two parts. Static Electricity and Dancing Alien Robots. Students

  • use balloons and an assortment of common items (confetti, etc.) to explore the mysterious nature of electric charge.
  • are introduced to the properties of static electricity.
  • use their previous and new understanding to explain how a Van De Graff generator wand can make a Mylar fly.
  • build a simple circuit which includes an electric motor. They use this as the heart of their own dancing alien robot.

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1 class, may be booked as a pair with a related course. (see MORE INFORMATION)

$10 per student (plus GST); $20 per student for full day teamed with second program. Please ask whether your school is eligible for a subsidy.

Years 5 and 6.

This program works well in conjunction with Expedition to the M.A.R.S. Base.

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