Electricity and Magnetism

Location
At the Museum
Format
Classes
Topic(s) Covered
Physics
Availability
Wednesdays and Thursdays starting at 10am
Groups of 12-16 students
Cost
$5 Per Student
Chaperones and teachers free

This program must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance.
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 8th
Season
Year-Round
Duration
50 min
Electrical storm

How do electricity and magnetism make our modern world possible? And how did scientists build on each other’s discoveries to make useful transformations of energy? Students look at magnets, motors and generators, including the Van de Graaff generator.

This program takes place in the Physics Lab in the Turbine Exhibit Hall. Combine this program with a field trip to the museum.

A minimum of 2 weeks' advance notice is required for all registrations. If you have questions, please contact us at 503.797.4661 or register@omsi.edu.

Standards Addressed Structure and Function:
4.1P.1
Describe the properties of forms of energy and how objects vary in the extent to which they absorb, reflect, and conduct energy.
4.1E.1
Identify properties, uses, and availability of Earth materials.
Interaction and Change:
2.2P.1
Compare and contrast how objects and materials respond to magnetic forces.
6.2P.2
Describe the relationships between: electricity and magnetism, static and current electricity, and series and parallel electrical circuits.
8.2P.2
Explain how energy is transferred, transformed, and conserved.
Engineering Design:
2.4D.3
Describe an engineering design that is used to solve a problem or address a need.
5.4D.3
Explain that inventions may lead to other inventions and once an invention exists, people may think of novel ways of using it.
6.4D.3
Describe examples of how engineers have created inventions that address human needs and aspirations.
7.4D.3
Explain how new scientific knowledge can be used to develop new technologies and how new technologies can be used to generate new scientific knowledge.
8.4D.3
Explain how creating a new technology requires considering societal goals, costs, priorities, and trade-offs.