RPSEC Traveling Science and Mathematics Kits

Reserve a kit online at http://rpsec.usca.edu/travelingscience/ or by calling 803-641-3683.

Kit Title
Kit Description
This kit allows students to wire bells, buzzers and switches in small groups or individually.
Learn about simple, series, and parallel circuits. Conduct a three way bulb study to observe the flow of electricity.
Learn how positive and negative charges interact with each other. Conduct an experiment using a light bulb to observe electricity. Learn different types of circuits and how they work with electricity.
The 4 activities in this module allow students to explore permanent magnetism, simple electrical current, and electromagnetism. Knowledge gained in the first three activities is applied to the forth as the students make telegraph units and develop a code system to communicate with each other. The module consists of 1 drawer of materials and is apropriate for grades 3 and 4. Measurement Tool Kit included.
This kit includes individual kits for students age 10 and up to build and investigate the workings of a simple coil motor. Assembly requires one hour +. Generator produces 2 amps/5 volts. Complete instructions included. D cell batteries not included.
50 D cell Batteries
This "hair-raising" instrument is used to demonstrate static electricity.
STC: Electric Circuits Kit (Grade 4)
Students are first introduced to the basic properties of electricity as they learn about electric circuits and the parts of a light bulb. Next, students learn about conductors and insulators and about the symbols used to represent the parts of a circuit in circuit diagrams. Students also explore different kinds of circuits, learn about switches, construct a flashlight, and investigate the properties of diodes. Finally, students apply their knowledge and skills to wire a cardboard house.
STC: Electric Circuits-Literature Resource Kit
Titles: Ben and Me, Black Pioneers of Science and Invention, Switch On, Switch Off, The Magic School Bus and The Electric Field Trip, The Story of Benjamin Franklin, Amazing American, The Story of Thomas Alva Edison, The Usborne Book of Batteries and Magnets, Wild Weather: Lightning!
This unit, which builds on the knowledge that students gained in the STC Electric Circuits unit, offers students the opportunity to explore the properties of magnets and the magnetic properties of electric currents. The unit includes information on the historical development of scientists_ understanding of the use of magnetism, electricity, and electromagnetism. Students begin by studying magnets and making a compass. They then investigate the relationship between magnetism and electricity, as they explore the characteristics of switches and circuits. Finally, students experiment with three different motors. Applying their learning and experience, they dismantle, experiment with, and reassemble a manufactured motor.
Kit provides hands on experience in building a tool which can then be used in experiments that explore science concepts of current and voltage.