ERIC Number: ED259886
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Simple Experiments on Magnetism and Electricity...from Edison.
Schultz, Robert F.
Background information, lists of materials needed and procedures used are provided for 16 simple experiments on electricity and magnetism. These experiments are organized into sections dealing with: (1) Edison's carbon experiments (building a galvanometer, investigating the variable conductivity of carbon, and examining the carbon transmitter principle); (2) a model telephone transmitter (building and testing the transmitter); (3) magnetism (making a magnet and identifyng the poles, making an electromagnet, investigating magnetism and the compass, and making an electromagnet with two coils); (4) Edison's home lighting circuit (investigating series circuits, parallel circuits, and fuses); and (5) Faraday experiments (building an electrophorous, building an electroscope, conducting Faraday's "ice pail experiment," determining if ice conducts electricity, and electroplating a house key). Diagrams illustrating procedures and/or equipment are included when applicable. (JN)
Descriptors: Electric Circuits, Electricity, Elementary School Science, Intermediate Grades, Magnets, Science Activities, Science Education, Science Experiments, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science
Thomas Alva Edison Foundation, 21000 West 10 Mile Rd., Southfield, MI 48075 ($.75 each; 3 for $2.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Thomas Alva Edison Foundation, Southfield, MI.