Teaching Moments in Energy

Back-to-School Beginner Science Experiments about Electricity Part 3 – Magnetic Attraction

Back-to-School Beginner Science Experiments about Electricity Part 4 - The Kitchen Radio

Electricity seems like pretty magical stuff — subatomic force particles found in practically everything. The scientific term for these particles is “electrons,” and for the most part, the technology behind controlling them is very basic. “How basic?” you might ask. So basic that you can show your child how it all works from inside your home. With our Back-to-School Beginner Science Experiments about Electricity series, you and your kids will utilize similar materials and techniques used by Edison, Tesla, and other pioneers of electric energy when they began their experiments over a century ago. READ MORE

Back-to-School Beginner Science Experiments about Electricity Part 2 – Ohm On the Range

Back-to-School Beginner Science Experiments about Electricity Part 4 - The Kitchen Radio

Electricity seems like pretty magical stuff — subatomic force particles found in practically everything. The scientific term for these particles is “electrons,” and for the most part, the technology behind controlling them is very basic. “How basic?” you might ask. So basic that you can show your child how it all works from inside your home. With our Back-to-School Beginner Science Experiments about Electricity series, you and your kids will utilize similar materials and techniques used by Edison, Tesla, and other pioneers of electric energy when they began their experiments over a century ago. READ MORE

Back-to-School Beginner Science Experiments about Electricity Part 1 – The Lemon Battery

Back-to-School Beginner Science Experiments about Electricity Part 4 - The Kitchen Radio

Electricity seems like pretty magical stuff — subatomic force particles found in practically everything. The scientific term for these particles is “electrons,” and for the most part, the technology behind controlling them is very basic. “How basic?” you might ask. So basic that you can show your child how it all works from inside your home. With our Back-to-School Beginner Science Experiments about Electricity series, you and your kids will utilize similar materials and techniques used by Edison, Tesla, and other pioneers of electric energy when they began their experiments over a century ago. READ MORE

Learn the Light Bulb: A Fun Way to Teach Kids About Electricity

Learn the Light Bulb: A Fun Way to Teach Electricity History to Kids

If you are a parent, like me, you often marvel at the world your children are growing up in. Will they ever even know the agony of extracting a chewed up cassette tape from the stereo, as they agonizingly and painstakingly fix it with the aid of a pencil and some patience? While these life lessons may not be necessary ones to pass on to our children, I think we would all agree that some level of science education is extremely beneficial. However, we frequently forget that communicating the history of science is as important as our modern day understanding. READ MORE