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Class Description
Wednesday, 2:15 PM to 3:15 PM
Attracted to Electricity & Magnetism  
Teacher:  Edward Morin
Age:  11 - 14
Prerequisites:  Interest in electricity and desire to learn about it; 5th grade math/reading skills
Cost:  $296 tuition per year, paid in four $74 payments;
$75 copy/supply fee per year, paid in one $75 payment
Cost Details:  Includes toolbox, bulk-purchased electrical components and other materials for classroom projects and activities
Text:  Optional:  Safe and Simple Electrical Experiments, by Rudolf Graf (great for working with your student at home)
Description: In 600 BC, the Greek Philosopher Tales discovered static electricity.  Since then, scientists and inventors have devised experiments and made additional discoveries adding to our understanding of this curious phenomenon.  Allesandro Volta's invention of the battery in 1800 and Hans Christian Oersted's discovery that an electric current creates a magnetic field initiated a myriad of discoveries and innovations that have contributed to the benefits of electricity and electromagnetism we enjoy today.  Over the course of the year, students will travel this same path of discovery using dozens of hands-on experiments and projects enabling them to explore and experience the basic principles of electric charge, electricity, and electromagnetism.  Significant discoveries and inventions, and the scientists and inventors behind them, will be highlighted along the way.  Students will need to be able to calmly focus, be engaged, and be willing to follow instructions (verbal and written).  Good fine-motor skills are also important for this class. 
Last Modified:  Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 6:18:31 PM

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