Electricity in Physics: The Spark that Powers the World

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    EYM Summer 2022 Session A

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This class is all about electricity!  Students will learn about how electric charges can be manipulated by studying phenomena such as electrical shocks, lightning, and electric circuits.  We will build and examine electrical devices such as electroscopes, electrophoresis, motors, generators, and headphones.  Students will  explore how electric circuits work by building circuits in series and parallel and use Ohm’s Law to analyze how current, resistance, and voltage relate to each other.  Finally, we will travel to an interactive electricity museum to explore these concepts on a bigger scale and to experience electricity in action.  Prerequisite: Knowledge of Algebra would be beneficial for the analysis of electric circuits and Ohm’s Law.

About Expand Your Mind

For Rising 8th-12th Grade Students

A Unique Experience on a College Campus

Expand Your Mind brings together talented students from across the Twin Cities, the nation, and the world for intensive learning and discovery during two 2-week summer sessions. Located on the beautiful campus of Macalester College, EYM challenges students academically while developing leadership skills, instilling self-confidence, and fostering lifelong friendships among like-minded peers.

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