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Virtual 4-H SPIN Club - Investigating Electricity

Repeats every week every Tuesday and every Thursday until Thu Jun 18 2020.
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 6:30pm to Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 8:00pm
  • Virtual 4-H SPIN Club - Investigating Electricity - Join Hamilton County 4-H Volunteer Dean Rettig for the “Investigating Electricity” Virtual Special Interest (SPIN) Club!  Tuesday's and Thursday's June 2-18 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.  Click here to register:

     Session 1 - Introduction; Going back and forth (galvanometer - AC vs DC)

Session 2 - The Electric Detective’s Most Important Tool (Intro to Multi-Meter / volt-ohm meter); To Flow or Not To Flow (conductors vs insulators)

Session 3 - Ohm's Law (water bottle / garden hose demo); Decoding Circuit diagrams (Into to Circuit diagrams)

Session 4 - Case of the Series Circuit - measuring voltages across items in series circuit; Case of the Parallel Circuit

Session 5 - Circuit Sense - more complicated circuits diagrams; Short Circuits

Session 6 - Making a 3-way switch

Equipment List: Amazon Wish List:   Volt/Ohm meter aka Multi-meter; AA or D batteries; battery holder; paper clips; 22 or 24 gauge wire; compass; cardboard; flashlight bulb; bulb holder