Make your own electronic circuit to keep!Using soldering irons and appropriate safety equipment your school classroom becomes a hive of activity as students construct their own electronic device of real electrical components.
Whilst constructing circuits your students will learn about capacitors, resistors, diodes and more as well as how electronic circuit boards are manufactured in the real world.
The kits have been designed by Madlab and have been used by the Edinburgh Science Festival.
Australian Curriculum and NSW K to 10 Syllabus Links
NSW Science & Technology Syllabus Content
Electronic kits that can be made to keep include:Wonky Wire - Use a steady hand to complete the challenge
Stop Thief! - Make a burglar alarm
Lie Detector - Detect your friend sweating out the answers!
* the kit on the day may vary due to availability
Which electricity workshop is right for me?
As we offer a number of electricity workshops it can be a little confusing as to which is right for your class. Please have a look below for a very short description of the different ones available so you can quickly see what would work best for you school. The titles are clickable links to take you to the full workshop description.
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This workshop covers the fundamentals of electricity & magnetism. What is static vs current electricity? What is electromagnetism? What materials are resistors vs. conductors? How do basic circuits work? Most schools choose this school science visit when they want us to spend time at the beginning of their topic prior to having students construct their own circuits later.
This school workshop is generally chosen when students already have a grasp of how electrical energy is transferred. The focus of this workshop is to arrange electrical components such as lights, batteries, capacitors, switches and more to produce either series or parallel circuits that work.
In some ways similar to the electrical circuits program, only this time the circuits themselves are being constructed using soldering irons. The focus of this workshop is learning the skills and techniques used real electronics in putting electrical circuits together. In this workshop they keep the circuits they make.
The focus of this workshop is to look how electricity can be generated using renewable energy sources (wind, solar etc). These energy sources are compared with non-renewable electrical energy power generation in terms of reliability and their effect on the environment.
Are you studying energy transformations instead?
If your class is looking at potential vs. kinetic energy, how energy comes from the sun as well as how energy can change into light, heat, sound, magnetic, chemical (etc). the most appropriate workshop would be Exploring Energy.
We don't charge per student as we know that this causes an additional administrative load on your school office. Most schools tend to fill the science workshops & shows based on our recommended maximum number of students. If you have any questions on our science incursions please contact us.
Call 1300 856 828, or use this form to enquire or make a booking for your primary school.
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