Lessons for Electricity

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  • Transforming Energy - … electricity can be either renewable or nonrenewable. Electricity * electric current * should be distinguished from voltage and from power. Electric current is the amount of electric … energetically with both the fan and the light: Electrical energy (electricity) -> kinetic energy Electrical energy (electricity) -> Light energy and heat energy Ask students: In both cases, what is happening to the electrical energy? (It …
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  • Circuits - … : 20 minutes Lesson Dependency :None Keywords: capacitor, circuit, coulomb, current, electrical, electricity, electronic, energy, inductor, Ohm's Law, power, resistance, resistor, volt … for copyright To begin to understand circuits and electricity, let's start with electric current. Electric current is the flow of positive charge … , electric field). Electrical potential: A measure of the potential energy contained in an electric field. Farad: Unit of measure for capacitance or electric capacity …
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  • Let the Sun Shine! - … roadways. Photovoltaic cells use sunlight to make electricity. Using photovoltaic cells to produce electricity does not produce the polluting emissions that conventional … battery - connect the PV cell to an electric circuit. This circuit may be the electrical system of a building or a single … , the consumer uses electricity produced by their solar panels, sells excess electricity to the utility company, and can buy electricity from the utility …
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  • Powering the U.S. - … - civil engineers (dam construction), mechanical engineers (water and gas turbines), electrical engineers (electrical power conditioning) and chemical engineers (power plant design) - are … , the sun, water, etc.) Many of us get our electricity from an electric power plant - a collection of buildings and structures used … photons (photo) into a voltage (voltaic) that causes electric current to flow, creating electricity. One difficulty associated with PV panels is that …
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  • The Strongest Pump of All - … the cells of the heart have an electrical stimulation. Pacemaker cells in the heart generate electricity that spreads from the top of … initiate the contraction by sending wave-like electrical signals throughout the organ. First, the electrical signal causes the two atria to contract … the creation of an electrical current. The heart pumps blood by being stimulated by this electrical current. The electrical current moves through out …
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  • Take Charge! - … copyright Summary Students come to understand static electricity by learning about the nature of electric charge, and different methods for charging objects … : 50 minutes Lesson Dependency :Lights Out! Keywords: atom, electrons, electricity, friction, static electricity, conductors, insulators Reviews: Read Reviews | Review/Comment Related Curriculum … able to: Understand the basic properties of electric charge. Describe technologies associated with static electricity. Explain the transfer of electrons between two …
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  • Two Sides of One Force - … forces of the object can be detected. Motor: An electrical device that converts electrical energy into mechanical energy. Permanent magnet: A piece … ) player, digital video disc (DVD) player, VCR tape player, electric razor, electric toys that move (radio-controlled vehicles, moving dolls), and garage … , digital video disc [DVD] player, VCR tape player, computer, electric razor, an electric toy [radio-controlled vehicles, moving dolls], etc.). Call on …
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  • Conductivity - … good example of a conductor of electrical energy. Wires connect appliances to electrical outlets in walls. Electrical current ( electrons) flows through the wires … an electric fence. People use an electric fence to keep animals in and strangers out of a yard. Electrical fences have a strong electrical … does not let electricity or electrical current flow thought it. Insulators are important in keeping us safe from strong electrical current. Electrical engineers use …
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  • Design a Solar City - … get from the sun (known as radiant energy) into electricity (or electrical energy). When a house or building uses a row of … from the sun into electricity. solar power: Electric power created from converting radiant energy from the sun into electricity (or electrical energy) that can … to the electrical power grid? (Answer: With solar panels, people can generate electricity without needing to be connected to the electrical power grid …
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  • Potato Power - … $ 2 Keywords: battery, charge, chemical battery, circuit, clock, copper, current, electric, electrical energy, lamp, LED, potato, power, resistance, voltage, zinc Reviews: Read … appliance slows down the electrical charge. Electrical engineers help develop the many modern products and appliances that require electrical energy. Electrical engineers also help create the technology used to generate the electrical energy in a power …
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