Electromagnetism

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  • Traveling Program
  • Offering Format: For school groups
  • Recommended for grades 3 – 6
  • 60 minutes
  • Capacity of 200 per session
  • 1 – 2 sessions per day
  • Requirements: Gym, auditorium, cafeteria, or other large, assembly-appropriate space. Reservation required.
  • Information and reservations: 617-589-0354 or travelingprograms@mos.org

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Description

Using high-tech Museum equipment, students explore voltage, current, resistance, and the interrelationship between magnetism and electricity. See hair stand on end, create a human extension cord by sending an electric current through several people, and shoot a metal ring to the ceiling of the school.

Fee: $500 for 1 session, $350 for additional same-day sessions. Travel fees may apply.

Photo © Matt Pacewicz

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