Find out "watt's up" when it comes to electricity and get hands-on with our hair-raising Van de Graaff generator in this shocking demo. Check showtimes when you arrive.
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Ontario Science Centre visitors get a real charge out of our Electricity Demo featuring the famous Van de Graaff static electricity generator.
See Sparks Fly!
Stand in front of a mirror in a dark room and crunch on some Wint-O-Green Life SaversSavers® with your mouth open. The tiny flashes of light are the result of triboluminescence, a physical reaction that occurs when the chewing and crunching breaks chemical bonds in the candy’s sugar crystals. Just like electricity, the light produced is the result of leaping electrons, but don't worry about getting shocked - it's a short-lived reaction at a low intensity.
Did you know? All hard, sugary candies will emit a glow when cracked, but Wint-O-Green Life Savers contain methyl salicylate, or "oil of wintergreen" which is particularly good at absorbing energy and re-emitting it as light.
Hear the shocking truth about lightning and how little scientists know about it.
Listen to a hair-raising podcast on static electricity and how to prevent it.
Hear a podcast that will spark you into producing triboluminescence around the house.
See an electrifying demonstration on how our plasma ball works.