This web page contains links to a range of simple experiments, or "snacks", on electricity, magnetism, circuits, and motors. Exploratorium Science Snacks are miniature versions of some of the most popular exhibits at the Exploratorium that can be performed by students with minimal requirements for materials and equipment.
batteries, electroscopes, magnetic eddy currents, magnetic pendulums, magnetic sunction, motor effect, motors, parallel current, short circuit
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December 19, 2004
by Cathy Ezrailson
August 13, 2016
by Lyle Barbato
This resource is part of 2 Physics Front Topical Units.
Topic: "Static" Electricity Unit Title: Electric Field
The Exploratorium "snacks" are miniature versions of popular exhibits at the museum, all do-able with inexpensive materials. For electrostatics, click on "Charge and Carry", "Electroscope", and "Holding Charge".
Topic: "Static" Electricity Unit Title: Static Electricity for the Early Grades
The "snacks" are scaled-down versions of exhibits relating to electricity at the Exploratorium museum. Find activities related to electrostatics, charge, force and field potential, and circuits. Many are appropriate for elementary school: easy set-up and adequate content support.
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