Electricity and Magnetism STEM Class

by  Long Island Science Center

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Electricity comes alive in demonstrations using a Van de Graaff generator and Tesla coil. Students discover the basics of electricity and magnetism through experiments. Concepts are reinforced as students make an electrical circuit project that lights up to answer a question. The materials for the project will be mailed to you based on the number of students indicated in your reservation. All classes can be conducted in both English and Spanish.

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About This Program


Point to Point: $225.00

This program includes a mailed project materials kit, please allow time for standard mail delivery.


45-60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Public Library: Library Patrons

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Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)
ZoomWe can use the organizations platform of choice

Booking Information

Programs are available from 8am-7pm EST

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

If your plans change, please let us know as soon as possible. Cancellations made less than 4 weeks out from your reserved date will be subject to a 10% cancellation fee. Cancellations made less than 2 weeks out are subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Date rescheduling may be done up to 2 weeks before your reserved date. Rescheduling done less than 2 weeks before your date will be subject to a 10% rescheduling fee.

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Long Island Science Center

Riverhead, NY
United States

Today's students - tomorrow's innovators! The Long Island Science Center is a 501(c)3 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics)  Learning Museum with a mission to prepare young people for the challenges of a 21st century economy built on advanced technology and innovation. We have provided STEAM based programs to students in schools and libraries in the New York Area since 1995. Our programs have been delivered to more than 350,000 students.

We ignite curiosity, fuel creativity and unlock the passion for problem-solving and discovery with hands-on STEAM curricula, programs, and interactive experiences designed to cultivate future leaders and engaged citizens.

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Program Details


1. The educator will introduce the concept of magnetism through a series of experiments
2. The educator will demonstrate an electromagnet, a Tesla Coil, and a Van de Graaff machine.
3. The educator will discuss with the students the concept of electricity and a circuit.
4. The educator will lead the students through a project where they create a simple circuit to answer a quiz question with a light bulb
5. If time allows, we take questions.


- explore the concept of magnetism and create an electromagnet
- discuss the flow of charges
- experiment with magnetism
- engage in a conversation about electricity and how it is created
- understand a simple circuit and how to complete one

Standards Alignment

National Standards

PS2A 3-5 -- Forces and motion
PS2A 6-8 -- Forces and motion
PS3A 3-5 -- Definitions of energy
PS3B 3-5 -- Conservation of energy and energy transfer
PS4A 3-5 -- Wave properties
PS4A 6-8 -- Wave properties

State Standards

New York State
NGSS Learning Standards