Electrofying Experiments

The first, very simple experiments with electricity began after Columbus discovered the new world. No one even used the word "electricity" until the time of Shakespeare.

The Next Edison?   
Study and experiment and you could be the next Edison.   

From Ben Franklin's famous kite to Edison's painstaking discovery of carbon filaments, experiments on electricity defined and harnessed the most important force of our century. There were no practical uses for electricity in 1800. Today we use 3,500,000,000 kilowatt hours of it.

Sparking your creativity.
Eager to do some of the same science experiments that led to today's practical uses of electricity? Follow the links: The first set of science projects is for younger kids, aged 6 - 10. The second set is for kids 10 and up.

Be sure to get your teacher's, leader's or parent's permission before you try your experiment. Electricity can be dangerous if handled incorrectly. Have fun, try it as a school project, but be sure to play it safe.

Use these powerful lesson plans to energize your classroom activities. These are appropriate for a variety of grade levels and are correlated to the National Science Standards and the Alabama Course of Study.

Science for Life Lesson Plans

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