It's MUSICAL lighting!
Be mesmerized by zaps of lightning appearing just feet away in our newest visitor experience, Electricity Theater.
Grades 4-12. Differentiated by Grade Level
Location: Museum, 3rd Floor, Electricity Theater
Program Type: Live Science Demonstration Show
Cost: Admission ($5 per student) plus $50 per show of up to 90 students
Duration: 50 minutes
Suggested Connections: See PROGRAM FINDER
For reservations call 585.697.1942
About the show...
Ignite an interest in the science of electricity, power, and energy with this science show featuring a dazzling display of indoor bolts of musical lightning produced by twin solid-state Tesla coils—performed by the ever-electrifying RMSC Players.
Watch the dark theater light up with bursts of lightning accompanied by musical tones in an experience so rare that it is found in few places across the country.
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Preview for FREE this summer or during the year...
...to plan a field trip for next year. Just bring your Teacher I.D. After the spectacular summer opening, Electricity Theater will become a permanent exhibit at the RMSC.
What will my students be learning?
You and your students will explore the science of:
♦ insulators, and
♦ storm safety.
Extend your students' exploration of the awesome power of these indoor bolts of musical lightning with exhibitions or an Inquiry Room Activity. See CHART (coming soon) of programs by subject and grade level.
What are the Connections to the Common Core and Standards?
R. Konicek-Moran; More Everyday Science Mysteries: Stories for Inquiry-Based Science Teaching, p. 149, The Magnet Derby. NSTA Press, 2009
J. Cole and B. Degen, The Magic School Bus and the Electric Field Trip, Scholastic, 1997
D. Macauley and N. Ardley; The Way Things Work; Dorling Kindersley, 2004
P. Chapman and D. Crawley; Usborne young scientist: Electricity; Usborne Publishing Ltd, 1991
M. Hare; Rochester-made: From egg trays to marshmallows;
Democrat & Chronicle, Feb. 27, 2005
How Stuff Works http://www.howstuffworks.com/
National Inventors Hall of Fame http://www.invent.org/
Zoom Inventors and Inventions http://www.enchantedlearning.com/inventors/indexe.shtml
By Kids For Kids; www.bkfk.com
Fizziks Fizzle, Grades 4—12, Practical applications, theory, diagrams, and animations at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels, including electricity and magnetism http://library.thinkquest.org/16600/
Visual Physics, Grades 8—12, Projects by students for students, for a visual simulation of ohms law http://library.thinkquest.org/10170/
Click Here for more information on Tesla coils and how they can play music.