Unit 12: Electricity and Magnetism – Magnetism and Electromagnetism

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 but understanding how they work!

Avon Lake Generator 1Avon Lake Power Plant c. 1965 (above) and c. 1926 (below)
Avon Lake Generator 2
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

Full teacher notes available by request via email to Michelle.Burgess@avonlakecityschools.org
from an official educational institution email address.

HELPFUL WEBSITES

  • PhET Generator helps you visualize magnetic fields and magnetic domains. It also allows you to play with a simple electromagnet and create alternating current with a simple generator. Click on all the tabs and explore the options.
  • PhET Faraday’s Law is simplistic but helpful.

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