Please note our hours are changing!

The RMSC’s Museum & Strasenburgh Planetarium will be open to the public on Fridays (9:30am-5pm), Saturdays (9:30am-5pm), and Sundays (11am-5pm) beginning Monday, November 30. 

Live Science: Electricity Theater

Live Science: Electricity Theater

Demos

Two six foot tall Tesla Coils throwing 8 foot arcs of plasma (lightning) and the arcs actually play music. Our Faraday Cage can make the day of many in attendance electrifying!

 

**Capacity may be limited in compliance with public health guidelines in effect on the day of your visit.

Subjects: Physical Sciences
Program Type: Demonstration (Live Science)
NYS Standards:

  • 3-PS2-3. Ask questions to determine cause and effect relationships of electric or magnetic interactions between two objects not in contact with each other.
  • 4-PS3-3. Ask questions and predict outcomes about the changes in energy that occur when objects collide.
  • 4-PS3-4. Apply scientific ideas to design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another.
  • MS-PS2-3. Ask questions about data to determine the factors that affect the strength of electric and magnetic forces.
  • MS-PS2-5. Conduct an investigation and evaluate the experimental design to provide evidence that fields exist between objects exerting forces on each other even though the objects are not in contact
  • MS-PS3-2. Develop a model to describe that when the arrangement of objects interacting at a distance changes, different amounts of potential energy are stored in the system.
  • MS-PS3-5. Construct, use, and present an argument to support the claim that when work is done on or by a system, the energy of the system changes as energy is transferred to or from the system.
  • MS-PS3-6. Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred by electric currents.
  • HS-PS2-4. Use mathematical representations of Newton’s Law of Gravitation and Coulomb’s Law to describe and predict the gravitational and electrostatic forces between objects.
  • HS-PS2-5. Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that an electric current can produce a magnetic field and that a changing magnetic field can produce an electric current
  • HS-PS3-1. Create a computational model to calculate the change in the energy of one component in a system when the change in energy of the other component(s) and energy flows in and out of the system are known.
  • HS-PS3-2. Develop and use models to illustrate that energy at the macroscopic scale can be accounted for as a combination of energy associated with the motions of particles (objects) and energy associated with the relative position of particles (objects).


Where is it?

Museum & Science Center

When is it?

Days Available: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Start Date: 09/09/2019
End Date: 06/19/2020
Program Length: 30 min.
Earliest Start Time: 10am

Who Should Attend?

Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
Minimum Attendence: 15
Maximum Attendence: 75

How Much Does It Cost?

Cost: Museum Group Admission: $8 per person; PLUS: $3 additional per person program charge; 1 free adult with every 5 students; RMSC Member Adults free
Minimum Student Charge: $15

How To Book?

Call: 585.697.1942
Reservation Timeframe: 3 Wks

Need More Information?

Name: Member & Visitor Services
Phone: 585.697.1942


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