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A blockbusters quiz that covers basic ideas about magnets and magnetism

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to demonstrate the force on a current carrying wire in a magnetic field.

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to demonstrate electromagnetic induction.

Instructions for how to make a very simple electric motor with a battery, screw, magnet and piece of wire.

How to make a simple motor with copper wire, a strong magnet and a battery.

Detailed instructions on how to make a very simple generator from a film canister, coil of wire, strong magnet and LED.

Fun, interactive research-based simulations of physical phenomena that you can download or run from the site this one covers the field around a bar magnet, electromagnets, pickup coils, transformers and generators.

Instructions on how to make a very simple motor using a battery, screw, magnet and piece of wire.

Excellent interactive animation that show what happens in an AC circuit, and the impact of adding a capacitor.

Excellent animation that shows clearly how transformers and generators work.

A short activity that revises how electricity is produced in a dynamo.

A site that explains how motors work, including commutators and brushes

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