The "Magic" of Electricity
A School Assembly Program
Written by Cary I. Sneider, Alan Gould,
and Budd Wentz
GEMS Assembly Presenter's Guides provide sample scripts and
instructions for assembly programs that can educate and entertain
several hundred students at a time, with a high degree of audience
participation. Adaptable to almost any age group, they can make
wonderful, multi- generational conduits to parents and the community.
In an hour-long session thoroughly described in this book,
the student-audience takes part in impressive demonstrations
by the "Wizard of Electricity." Students distinguish
"magic" from science as volunteers help the Wizard
create electricityby immersing strips of metal
in lemon juice; moving a giant magnet inside a coil of wire;
turning a pinwheel with steam, water, and wind; and using light
to spin a propeller on a solar beanie. (Slides that can supplement
the presentation are sold separately.)
This guide does NOT contain step-by-step instructions for classroom
presentation, although creative teachers have sometimes adapted
them for classroom use.
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