This is where it all comes together. How do we get the majority of our current? We get it from electromagnetic interactions in a generator. Let’s put the icing on the electricity cake by understanding how they work!
Avon Lake Power Plant c. 1965 (above) and c. 1925 (below)
Fun fact: Your teacher’s great grandfather was the architect of the plant!
(Please don’t blame him for the subsequent additions.
He just did the original part of the building.)
RESOURCES FOR THIS UNIT
- Unit 12 – Magnetism – Notes
- Lesson Plan with Unit Objectives and Homework Problems
- Lab – Motor
- Guided Notes
Full teacher notes available by request via email to Michelle.Burgess@avonlakecityschools.org
from an official educational institution email address.
Video 1: Introduction and Magnetic Force on a Moving Charge (two parts)
Video 2: Magnetic Force on Current-Carrying Wires
Sweet demo at 11:30 (MIT lecture)
Video 3: Magnetic Force BY Current-Carrying Wires
There’s a sweet demo at 15:00 in the same MIT lecture as the one under video 2. Be sure to watch it. Below is a good animation of a device called a solenoid. We’ll use these in class. Be sure to watch the video.
Video 4: Electromagnetism