Learning Labs

Virtual Tesla Coil

Experience lightning created by the Tesla Coil inside Science Storms. Explore how inventors are problem solvers, and learn how the Tesla Coil relates to today's wireless technology. 

About the program

  • Grades: 4-7
  • Capacity: Up to 35 students
  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Live via Zoom or Google Meet
  • Offered Tuesdays through Fridays at a flexible time based on your schedule
  • Cost: $75

Please note: An MSI educator will facilitate the experience using pre-recorded videos and images. This program does not livestream from the Science Storms Tesla Coil.

Next Generation Science Standards

Science and Engineering Practices:

  • Asking questions and defining problems
  • Developing and using models
  • Constructing explanations and designing solutions
  • Engaging in argument from evidence

Crosscutting Concepts:

  • Cause and effect
  • Systems and system models
  • Energy and matter
  • Influence of science, engineering and technology on society and the natural world

Disciplinary Core Ideas:

EES2.C: Weather and climate

ETS1.A: Defining and delimiting an engineering problem

ETS1.B: Developing possible solutions

ETS2.A: Interdependence of science, engineering and technology

ETS2.B: Influence of engineering, technology and science on society and the natural world

Program goals

Students will:

  • Make observations about the Tesla Coil
  • Create connections between the Tesla Coil and today's wireless technology