Franklin’s Young Inventors Science Club: Electric Current

Tuesday 27 April, 4:30pm BST/11:30am ET. Register here for this 30-minute virtual class.

Franklin’s Young Inventors is our weekly science club for aspiring scientists in Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14). We are delivering our science club virtually via Zoom on Tuesdays at 4.30pm GMT or Saturdays at 11.30am GMT. Participants will learn all about the experiments carried out by Benjamin Franklin and his British friends as well as trying their hand at practical investigations. This week we’ll be exploring the core physics topic of electric current.

If you would like to create an electromagnet at home after the class, you will need the following items: a nail (made of iron or steel and at least 5cm long), a battery and insulated copper wire (available online or in most hardware stores).

Safety Warning! Electromagnets generate heat so children should only recreate this demonstration under adult supervision and following the guidance given in the class.

Most suitable for Years 7-9 (US Grades 6-8) but all ages welcome!

Please note that the session will be recorded. By registering, participants agree to follow our Online Safety Agreement. For more information, contact our Education Manager.

Funding for Franklin’s Young Inventors has generously been provided by the United States Government.