VCE Electricity – Year 11 Physics

An event, VCE Electricity , has been planned for Friday, 13 March 2020. Set in a purpose-built high voltage Lightning Room laboratory/theatre which features equipment unique to Scienceworks VCE Electricity illustrates concepts from Unit 1 Physics, including: static electricity, the triboelectric series, and an introduction to electromagnetic induction. 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.The relationships between electricity, magnets and movement are explored as well as how they are applied in devices such as generators, electromagnets and electric motors. 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.

Date/Time/Venue: Friday, 13 March 2020 (10:22 AM to 3:10 PM), Scienceworks

Cost: $11.00, due by Friday, 28 February 2020 Consent/Payment can be provided online through your school’s parent portal (


Dess Code: Full School Uniform

Transport: Students will need a valid MYKI. Students will catch the bus from Gleneagles to Hallam station then train to Spotswood, departing at recess. Mr Li will travel with students. Students will be dismissed from Scienceworks at approximately 4:30pm.

Consent: Required, due by Friday, 28 February 2020 Consent/Payment can be provided online through the school’s parent portal (, using your parent log in details or alternatively by downloading the permission form from Compass and returning the tear-off slip, with payment to the Bursar. Compass now gives eligible families the option to pay/consent using CSEF funds if available. If you wish to draw from a payment plan or pay in cash, you will need to download the permission form or send written permission to the Finance Office advising payment method. The finance office is open from 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday Please note: the school must obtain written or electronic consent from parents or carers. Parents are reminded that DET does not provide students accident cover or ambulance cover. Parents are advised they should make their own arrangements for these matters. Compass Support (JDLF)


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