Learn more about electrical current and its effect on circuits, magnets, electromagnets, and motors. Physics topics and the work of Michael Faraday are discussed. Included are formulas, diagrams, animations, videos, games, puzzles, and interactive lessons that can be used on the SmartBoard. Also included is an eTheme on Electricity: Circuits, Conductors, and Batteries.
Learn about electrical current and how circuits work. Follow the instructions to conduct your own circuit experiment. Additional links, games, and puzzles are found by clicking on icons on the left side of the page.
On this site a brief history of magnets and electricity are outlined. Also included are diagrams and formulas to explain the processes of magnetic currents and voltage. Electromagnetism is discussed as are tips for electrical safety.
This narrated activity teaches you about the effects of electrical currents on energy, heat, magnets, and electromagnets. An interactive quiz can be found at the end of this lesson. This lesson can be adapted for individual or classroom use on the Smart Board.
These sites have lots of illustrations and animations that demonstrate how electricity, circuits, and batteries work. Learn the difference between conductors and insulators and the difference between series circuits and parallel circuits. Includes a lesson plan, suggested activities, hands-on experiments, and online games and quizzes. There are links to eThemes resources on electrical safety, current and static electricity.