Students will learn how a generator (and thus motor) works. The lesson is on a conceptual basis and compliments the lesson on electromagnetic induction.
Explains why the handle of a generator/motor turns in same direction upon the release of energy from the capacitor.
How a generator (and motor) work is explained here. Also provides a demonstration using a generator and oscilloscope.
Demonstrates the difference between direct current generators and alternating current generators.
Understanding how a generator works and how to harness magnetic field energy to run a motor.
Reviews the different types of currents and problems involving the power of AC and DC generators.
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Generators and Motors.
This is an activity for students to complete after reading the Electric Generators Concept