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Circuit City with virtual tour and individual student kits Middle School  

Take a virtual tour through our Phenomena exhibit, experience a Tesla coil and Van de Graaf demo while learning about how electrical and magnetic forces act. Build an electromagnet and simple motor. Answer the question, “Where does the energy in a battery come from?”Recognize the difference between conductors and insulators by how easily electricity moves. 

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About This Program


By Request: $300.00

This program is billed at $10.00 per student which covers the program, individual kit, and shipping fees. $300.00 fee is based on 30 students


50 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 5, 6, 7, 8

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Primary Disciplines


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Booking Information

We require 4 weeks' advance notice when booking a program date

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Will be responsible for full program fees if cancelled within one week of program date

About This Provider

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Discovery Center of Springfield

Springfield, MO
United States

Our mission is to inspire curiosity and a life-long love of learning through memorable and engaging hands-on experiences in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education.

Erin Jaeger
417-862-9910 ext.726

Program Details


Prerecorded Activities:

Examples of conductors and insulators

Magnet Demo

Exhibit Walkthrough, highlight the following:

Plasma ball demo

Van der Graaff Machine

Tesla Coil

Magnetic labyrinth

Live Activities:

Simple Motor

Electromagnetic Investigations


Which type of material does energy flow through easily, conductor or insulators?

Where does the energy in a battery come from, do batteries make energy?


Content Goals:

At the conclusion of this program, students should be able to:

Recognize that forces can act upon one another from a distance, without touching

Understand that electrical currents are complete paths of charged particles that move through a conductor

Understand that a force can either attract or repel

Performance Goals:

During this program students will:

Recognize the difference between conductor and insulators by how easily electricity moves

Communicate how energy is transformed to solve a problem

Create a simple motor and an electromagnet

Standards Alignment

National Standards

NGSS Standards

MS-PS2-3: Ask questions about data to determine the factors that affect the strength of electric and magnetic forces

MS-PS2-5: Conduct an investigation and evaluate the experimental design to provide evidence that fields exist between objects exerting forces on each other even though the objects are not in contact