Masks and vaccinations are recommended. Plan your visit
Construct a simple battery that can power a light.
Store up an electric charge, then make sparks.
Make a magnetic field that's stronger than Earth's.
Learn about simple circuits with a board you build yourself.
Make a conductivity meter and let your electrolytes shine.
Make a speaker that turns changing electric current into sound.
When a piece of iron gets too hot, it loses its attraction to a magnet.
A magnet falls more slowly through a metallic tube than it does through a nonmetallic tube.
Use magnets to model the motion of electrons.
Start your own electric flea circus.
Change the measured weight of an object—without touching it.
Build an electroscope to detect electrical charge using straws.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Attribution: Exploratorium Teacher Institute
Connect with us!
(Embarcadero at Green Street)
San Francisco, CA 94111
Get at-home activities and learning tools delivered straight to your inbox