Simplicity of Electricity Lab

Simplicity of Electricity

Grades: 4-8
Duration: 90 minutes

Available Times: 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

*Start and end times may be flexible. Please speak to the Group Reservations specialist when booking.

Concepts/Skills: Circuits, static electricity, direct current electricity, cause and effect, energy and matter


Explore properties of static and current electricity with everyday objects. Students investigate conductors and insulators as they tinker with electricity through the creation of circuits.

Lab Guide

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Lab-Related Activities

Lessons marked with an orange gear icon address engineering within the Next Generation Science Standards.

Drawing Circuits

Grades 4-8

Build circuits and draw out diagrams of those circuits using your own key.

Lesson: 45-60 minutes

Math Behind Circuits

Grades 4-6

Explore different types of circuits and make calculations to gain practical skills in building, visualizing, and understanding circuits.

Lesson: Two 60-minute sessions

Vocabulary Choice Board

Grades K-12

Vocabulary activities to pair with one of our labs or other STEM activities.

Lesson: 20-30 min

Simplicity of Electricity Lab

Exhibit Connections

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