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Sparking Potential

Grades: 3rd and 4th grade focused, available for all 

SC 2014 Academic Standards for Science: 3.S.1, 3.P.3 

SC College- and Career-Ready Science Standards 2021: 3-PS2-3; 4-PS3-1, 4-PS3-2, 4-PS3-3, 4-PS3-4 

Next Generation Science Standards: 3-PS2-3; 4-PS3-1, 4-PS3-2, 4-PS3-3, 4-PS3-4 

Style: Auditorium 

Maximum Capacity: 80 students (15 minimum) 

Cost: Free

Duration: 30-45 minutes 

Days: Tuesdays – Fridays 

Times: 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. 

This presentation will have your students buzzing when we shock their locks with these electrifying experiments! From protons, neutrons, and electrons to the very basics of circuits, your students will put their current knowledge to good use as we discuss different forms of electricity and the potential that resides within all of us. We’ll also discuss where we see electricity in the real world and the importance of conductors and insulators in our daily lives. Make like an electron and get excited!