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Lessons on Electricity (moving charges)

Name Description Type
The Mouse / Cheese Analogy
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If electricity seems to be a difficult topic for you to picture or imagine, this analogy might just make the difference for you.  This lesson examines many aspects of electricity from the point of view of electrons being mice, and protons being cheese.  Diagrams & Analogies
 Simple Circuit
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 This lesson examines the basic properties and behavior of a simple electric circuit. Battery & Light bulb (Shockwave)     Movie & Explanation
Resistance in a Conductor
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This lesson examines the factors that influence the resistance in a conductive path (wire). Diagrams & Analogies
Ohm's Law This lesson illustrates the concept of Ohm's Law and includes a simulation of Ohm's Law at work. Another Lab (Shockwave)  Lesson & Interactive Lab
(Java)
Build a Virtual Circuit w/ OhmZone A great simulation of a circuit.  Allows placement of resistors, light bulbs, wires, ammeters and voltmeters. Interactive Lab
(Shockwave)
 Series Circuit
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 This lesson examines the properties and behavior of series circuits. Series Circuit Lab (Java)      Movie & Explanation
 Parallel Circuit
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  This lesson examines the properties and behavior of parallel circuits. Series & Parallel Lab  (Shockwave)      Movie & Explanation
Kirchhoff's Law Collection
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A collection of Kirchhoff's Law lessons.  
 Electrical Safety
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 This lesson addresses safety related to electricity  Slide Show
Simple AC Circuit This lesson contains a simulation that allows you to see the difference both conceptually and mathematically between an AC circuit with a resistor, capacitor, or an inductor.  The simulation plots the current and voltage on a graph and a phasor diagram. Interactive Lab
(Java)
Electricity & Magnetism Review
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A collection of multiple choice questions providing immediate feedback. Multiple Choice Practice