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ERIC Number: EJ849841
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Electricity: From Tabletop to Power Plant
Moran, Timothy
Physics Teacher, v47 n1 p18-20 Jan 2009
While electricity is central to our daily lives, it remains "black box" technology to most students. They know that electricity is produced somewhere and that it costs money, but they do not have personal experience with the operation and scale of the machines that provide it. Fortunately, electricity generation can be added to the more basic circuit topics (series, parallel, current, voltage, etc.) with only a small investment in equipment. Providing students with hands-on experience with small power sources will help them make wise decisions about electricity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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