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.
Electricity in Physics: The Spark that Powers the World
About Expand Your Mind
For Rising 9th-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.