Reporter 444, 6 December 1999

Kids’ circuit training

Primary school children are talking to transistors and meeting fuses this week as part of a drama helping them learn about electricity. The 30-minute ‘adventure’ in which the kids enter a staged electrical circuit to try and fix it is the idea of physics and astronomy researcher David Adolf.

Dr Adolf said discussions with schoolteachers had revealed electricity and circuits to be a difficult subject for children to comprehend in a classroom. "The children don capes to become circuiteers as they interact with student actors from Park Lane College who personify various circuit components," he said.

The performances are running at the EUREKA museum in Halifax from December 6-10, and are supported by the Millennium Commission.

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