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

Presented by ANU College of Science

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 into the world of electrochemistry. Associate Professor Lara Malins will teach you about 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!