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Co-commissioned by the Kennedy Center, “LIVE WIRE! The Electricity Tour” premiered in Washington, DC in September 2014. Doktor Kaboom! explores the fundamentals of electrical energy and the history of humanity’s adventures into its potential. At the dawn of the 19th century, mankind first harnessed the power of electricity, the world changed, and the journey still continues. Topics covered include safety; Tesla; Edison; Faraday; lightning bolts, current; voltage; conductive and non-conductive media; electrical arcs; light emission; sparks; resistance; magnetic fields, electric generators: mechanical energy to electrical energy; electromagnetic coils and conductors.

Grades 4-8

Curriculum Connections: Science, 21st Century Skills, Theater

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