This activity is designed to allow the students to explore the forces of electrostatics and magnetism and learn about their practical application in the generation of electricity. There are a number of interactive devices that allow students to observe and manipulate objects using electrostatic and magnetic forces including: The Levitron, magic penny kit and the FunFlyStick. A demonstration of the generation of electricity is provided using a generator demo kit. Information and discussion on sources of renewable energy sources to generate electricity is also included as part of the activity.
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