Sparks will fly in this exhibition of weird and wonderful experiments for all ages. All the key elements for a Frankenstein laboratory and more! Make an explosion using just water, experiment with batteries and generators, magnets and plasma globes, and see if you dare touch the electric fence.
What do I need to hire Shocking Electricity?
- A gallery with about 100 sq metres of open floor space
- Electrical power - ten plug sockets
- The exhibition must be supervised at all times when in use, preferably by staff accustomed to working in an interactive environment.
Wimshurst Machine - Turn the handle to create a high voltage spark and watch it leap across the gap.
Human Battery - Put your hands on two different metal plates and you can create electricity.
Electric Fence - Dare you touch the electric fence? You'll get a shock if you do... but you won't die!
Jacob's Ladder - This is an essential component for any mad scientist's laboratory.
Electric Field - Turn the array of lights on and off just by waving your hand.
Electro-magnet - Switch on the electromagnet and build a magnetic sculpture from pieces of iron.
TENS machine - Try this medical device used to help relax muscles and relieve pain.
Frog's Legs - Make a 'frogs leg' twitch to see how our nerves rely on animal electricity.
Plasma Globe - High voltage causes these beautiful sparks and can even light a nearby fluorescent tube.
Electrolysis - Turn a handle to generate electricity, use it to split water into hydrogen and oxygen then ignite the gases and watch the explosion.
Static Domes - Rub a cloth on the domes and make the objects inside dance.
Transformer - Move the transformer coils and see have you can make electricity pass through air.
Resistance - Experiment with different components to see why resistance is needed to control electricity.
Switched on - Set the switches in the right order to light the target and sound a buzzer.
Circuits - Place the components in a circuit and find out what happens to the electricity.