The "Magic" of Electricity
A School Assembly Program
Grades 3–6

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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