Students will learn how a generator (and thus motor) works. The lesson is on a conceptual basis and compliments the lesson on electromagnetic induction.
Discusses the construction and function of an electric generator. It also points out the relationship between maximum voltage and current compared to effective voltage and current for an AC generator.
Learn how magnetic forces acting on current-carrying wires can be used to drive an electric motor.
Explains why the handle of a generator/motor turns in same direction upon the release of energy from the capacitor.
Explains how electricity is generated using Lenz's law.
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