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Shocking Science

from Science Central

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Join in on a hair-raising set of static electricity-related activities that are fun for all ages by witnessing a Van de Graaf generator in action! This demonstration gives students first-hand experience with some of the subtleties of static and non-static electricity, and addresses electrons, protons, voltage and currents, with students on an age-appropriate basis.

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Cost

By Request: $135.00


Additional Programs booked consecutively on that day will be at a lower price of $95.00 USD per program.

If your school is located in Allen County, Indiana, or are in one of the surrounding counties, please visit our website for possible funding for your program.

http://sciencecentral.org/off-site-programs/interactive-video-conferencing/available-programs/funding-your-learning

Length

30 minutes


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

No minimum

Maximum participants:

No maximum, but for optimum interactivity, we suggest no more than 60 students.


Primary Disciplines

Sciences, Technology/Information Science, Problem Solving


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)



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For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs canceled due to nature i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice

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Science Central

Fort Wayne, IN
United States

Science Central is a non-profit focused on STEM based learning. We provide hands-on programming in an exciting mix of demonstrations and labs beamed directly to your location!

We opened on November 5, 1995 and are located in a renovated Light and Power Plant. We are the only regional science and technology center in Northeast Indiana. We are also the only NASA Educator Resource Center in Indiana.

We are open throughout the whole year and are able to provide programming during the school year as well as during the summer.

Contact:
Justin McAfee
ivc@sciencecentral.org
2604242400418

Program Details

Format

1. Introduction of the Instructor
2. Explore Lightning and the Van de Graaf Generator
3. Explain Protons and Electrons.
4. See what happens to packing peanuts around the Generator.
5. Watch an Electric wind that moves bubbles.
6. Light up a bulb without plugging it in!
7. Explore how electricity moves through a circuit board.
8. Wrap up and Summary.

Objectives

In this program the participants will understand that:

-electricity comes from the movement of electrons between atoms.

-like charges repel, unlike attract.

-electricity flows better through some materials than others and will take the path of least resistance.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

3-PS2-3
4-PS3-2
MS-PS3-2

State Standards

Indiana Teaching Standards

Science Standards

Grade Kindergarten
Process Standards
The Nature of Science
•Generate questions and make observations about natural processes.
•Make predictions based on observations.

Standard 1 – Core Standard: Observe, manipulate, sort and generate questions about objects and their physical properties.
K.1.1 Use all senses as appropriate to observe, sort and describe objects according to their composition and physical properties, such as size, color, and shape. Explain these choices to others and generate questions about the objects.


Grade 1
Process Standards
The Nature of Science
•Make predictions based on observations.

Grade 2
Process Standards
The Nature of Science
•Generate questions and make observations about natural processes.
•Make predictions based on observations.

Standard 1 – Core Standard: Observe and describe that the properties of materials can change, but not all materials respond in the same way to the same action.
Standard 1 – Core Standard: Observe and describe the motion of an object and how it changes when a force is applied to it.
2.1.4 Observe, sketch, demonstrate, and compare how objects can move in different ways (straight, zig-zag, back-and-forth, rolling, fast and slow).
2.1.5 Describe the position or motion of an object relative to a point of reference (background or another object).
2.1.7 Investigate the motion of objects when they are acted upon by forces at a distance such as gravity and magnetism.


Grade 3
Process Standards
The Nature of Science
•Make predictions and formulate testable questions.


Grade 4
Process Standards
The Nature of Science
•Make predictions and formulate testable questions.

Standard 1 – Core Standard: Provide evidence that heat and electricity are forms of energy.
4.1.4 Experiment with materials to identify conductors and insulators of heat and electricity.
4.1.5 Demonstrate that electrical energy can be transformed into heat, light, and sound.


Grade 5
Process Standards
The Nature of Science
•Make predictions and formulate testable questions.


Grade 6
Process Standards
The Nature of Science
•Make predictions and develop testable questions based on research and prior knowledge.

Standard 1 – Core Standard: Explain that all objects and substances in the natural world are composed of matter in different states with different properties.
Standard 1 – Core Standard: Understand that there are different forms of energy with unique characteristics.
6.1.1 Understand that the properties and behavior of matter can be explained by a model which depicts particles representing atoms or molecules in motion.


Grade 7
Process Standards
The Nature of Science
•Make predictions and develop testable questions based on research and prior knowledge.
Standard 1 – Core Standard: Describe and investigate how forces between objects can act at a distance or by means of direct contact between objects.
7.1.5 Describe and investigate how forces between objects can act at a distance, such as magnetic, electrical or gravitational forces, or by means of direct contact between objects.


Grade 8
8.4.3 Investigate the properties (mechanical, chemical, electrical, thermal, magnetic, and optical) of natural and engineered materials.