Demonstrating Electrical Induction

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this activity, learners will:
  • Describe a set-up for the production of small amounts of electricity by means of electrical induction
  • Describe several factors affecting the induction of electricity, such as:
       - Number of turns of wire in the coil
       - The strength of the magnet
       - The velocity of the magnet
       - The proximity of the magnet to the coil                                               - Moving the magnet through or over the coil
  • Describe the importance of electrical induction in everyday life

Curriculum Connections

  • Grades 5 - 8
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Length of Activity

1.5 hours

Materials List

  • Internet-enabled device
  • Demonstrating Electrical Induction Backgrounder
  • Demonstrating Electrical Induction Learner Worksheet
  • Galvanometer
  • 3 metres of enamelled magnet wire (22 to 28 gage, or similar)
  • Popsicle stick
  • Small ceramic magnet
  • Large ceramic magnet
  • Test leads
  • Cardboard tube (from foil, toilet paper, or similar)
  • Electrical tape

Online Lesson Format