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Electricky! Using electricity for more than just turning on a switch

We use electricity all day long, but did you know it can be used for more than just powering our appliances?

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Wed, Aug 17 2022, 6 - 8pm

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We use electricity all day long, but did you know it can be used for more than just powering our appliances?

Electricity is essential for powering our lives, but there is more to electricity than just turning on a switch! Join us at the Marie Reay Superfloor on August 17th where you will get to experiment with electricity and learn how it can be used to make new chemical bonds.

The night will begin with hands-on experiments where you will create electric currents using some unlikely sources! Ever thought a lemon could turn on a light? What about a potato?

After your experiments, you will be immersed in the world of electrochemistry. Dr Lara Malins will teach you how electricity helps her make new chemical bonds and why this is so important.

The night will end with nibbles and plenty of time to chat about what you have learnt!

 

This National Science Week project is supported by the Australian Government.

Header photo by israel palacio on Unsplash.

Location

Marie Reay Teaching Centre (Building 155)

155 University Avenue

Canberra, ACT 2601

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