VCE Electricity

An event, VCE Electricity , has been planned for Friday, 22 March 2019. Set in a purpose-built high voltage Lightning Roomlaboratory/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.

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

Cost per students $27.00 and is due by 28th February.  Students should be in full school uniform.

Consent/Payment can be provided online through your school’s parent portal (, or alternatively by downloading the permission form, returning the tear-off slip, with payment to the Bursar.


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