Senior secondary electrical science

MUSEUM STAFF-LED

Years 11-VCE
Terms 1-3 , Wed & Fri, 2.30pm only
Minimum 15 students
Maximum 100 students

Science, Technology

School programs and resources

Set in our purpose-built high voltage Lightning Room theatre which features equipment unique to Scienceworks, the Senior Secondary Electrical Science show illustrates concepts including static electricity, the triboelectric series, electromagnetism and an introduction to electrical safety.

Students will explore how current electricity is produced using permanent magnets and coils of wire and how this principle is applied in power stations and electrical devices. They observe how electrical motors transform electrical energy into movement energy and how an electromagnet can be created. The use of electromagnets and their role in electrical safety in household circuits is described.

A lightning demonstration using a two million volt Tesla coil, highlighting safety in electrical storms, is also included as part of this 45-minute presentation.

  • Term 1 dates: Friday 13 March – Friday 3 April 2020
  • Term 2 dates: Friday 1 May – Friday 22 May 2020
  • Term 3 dates: Wednesday 15 July – Friday 4 September 2020

Curriculum links

  • VCE Unit 1 Physics
  • Year 11 VCAL Electricity
  • VCE VET Electrical Industry