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Course Highlight: Electricity & Magnetism

by Summer Institute for the Gifted

Are you curious about electricity and how it powers our world? Do you wonder where the force of a magnet comes from and how strong it can be in our universe? The Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG) offers gifted, creative, and academically talented students ages 7-8 a course designed to explore answers to these intriguing questions. In Electricity and Magnetism: A Powerful Pair, students explore how the worlds of electricity and magnetism collide to help us perform daily activities.

Plug into the world of electromagnetism, a type of physical interaction that occurs between electrically charged particles. Why is electromagnetic force created when you rub a balloon on your hair? Learn about this force and much more as your curiosity is “pulled” toward experiments and activities surrounding electricity and magnetism that “charge up” our lives.

Scenes from Past Years of the Course

Gifted and talented students explore the science of electricity and magnetism at Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG).
Students show off their spark journals that they use for observations.
Gifted and talented students explore the STEAM at Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG).
Students investigate the science of static electricity using balloons.
Gifted and talented students explore the science of static electricity at Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG).
SIG students explore the wonders of static electricity.
Gifted and talented students explore the science of electricity and magnetism at Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG).
In Electricity and Magnetism: A Powerful Pair, student projects are driven by student interests.
Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG) create paper and tinfoil circuits.
Students create paper and tinfoil circuits.
Gifted and talented students explore the science of electricity and magnetism at Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG).
A SIG student and program assistant work together to build a circuitry kit.
SIG students explore how potatoes can conduct electricity.
Gifted and talented students explore the science of electricity and magnetism at Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG).
Students present their final projects in Electricity and Magnetism: A Powerful Pair.

Electricity and Magnetism at SIG 2020

Students ages 7-8 can register for this exciting course at several SIG Investigators Program locations for summer 2020:

Looking for other exciting courses in STEAM and humanities? With day and residential program options, SIG offers over 80 courses for gifted, creative and academically talented students ages 5-17 at program locations throughout the United States.

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Summer Institute for the Gifted

A leader in gifted education since 1984, the Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG) provides academic summer programs for academically talented children ages 5-17.

Through more than 30 years of experience, SIG has crafted a 3-week program that combines challenging academics with social, cultural, and recreational opportunities that enrich children’s natural talents and abilities, as well as nurture their social development.

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