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Tesla’s Lab

Grade: Grade 10 / Secondary 4

Subject: Physics

Topic: Electricity and Magnetism

Partners:
Marshall Cavendish Education

 

Students per Session: 4

No. of Simultaneous Sessions: 5

Session Length: 30 mins

 

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Our pop-up or short term Mixed Reality deployment is designed to work with your class schedule and lesson plans. Contact us to learn more.

 

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Synopsis:

Coming Spring 2019.

 

You and your team find yourselves in Dr Nikola Tesla’s lab where he had got himself into a bit of a fix. He had shrunk himself and is now trapped in a book.

 

Fortunately for him, your team have what it takes to rescue him and reverse the effects of the shrink ray. Put your knowledge of Physics to work as you venture through Tesla’s Lab.

Outcomes / Objectives:

  • Apply and extend understanding of Ohm’s Law and Fleming’s Left Hand Rule.
  • Cultivate collaboration and communication skills.

Mixed reality activity outline:

  • From an actual book on a table, a hole appears and a miniaturized Dr Tesla attempts to climb out of it.
  • Students will help him out using his lift machine. The team will have to analyze the lift, determine direction of the current and place magnets in the right location achieve a force in the right direction to pull Tesla out of the hole.
  • Once out, the team now has to charge the Tesla coil to reverse the ray gun and bring Dr Tesla back to his normal size.
  • To do that, the team will have to draw on their circuit analysis and knowledge of Ohm’s law to correctly complete the circuits in various panels either by placing the correct resistors in the circuit or turn the correct switches on.
  • The charged ray gun is fired and brings Dr Tesla back to normal.
  • Teachers will receive an action report for each student in each session.

What to expect:

  • Our team arrives about 1 hour before scheduled start to set up.
  • Students will be given a 5 minute brief on how to put on and use the hololens and an outline of Tesla’s Lab Mixed Reality experience.
  • Students are seperated into Groups 1 and 2 for class sizes between 20-40 students.
  • Group 1 will run the experience and the groups change over when Group 1 has completed their session.
  • Teachers can access the session reports at the end of the sessions.
  • Alternatively, short term deployment of our rig at the school provides greater flexibility for teachers. In this case, teachers will be briefed on how to conduct the MR experience at their convenience.

Logistics:

  • This is an indoor experience. A table at least 72″ x 30″ will be required for each group with about 48″ of unencumbered space around the table for students to move around safely.
  • Power outlets and a desk will be required for the facilitator’s station.
  • Sufficient space to conduct class briefing.