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This is a collection of more than 50 short biographies on some of the most important figures in the history of electricity and magnetism. Most of the biographies include links to interactive Java simulations of the devices invented by these individuals. For example, the Coulomb biography includes a simulation of the torsion balance; the Volta biography offers a simulation of his first battery (known as the voltaic pile). The materials are appropriate for a wide range of users, including middle school, high school, college, and general public.
Mag Lab U is part of a large collection of web-based educational materials for K-20, developed by the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Florida State University.
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biographics, electricity simulations, historical biographics, historical instruments, history of electricity, history of magnetism, history of science, interactive simulations, magnetism simulations, science biographies, science history
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May 13, 2010
by Caroline Hall
This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.
Topic: Electricity and Electrical Energy Unit Title: Electricity: A Historical Perspective
In this excellent set of 50+ short biographies, kids can read about the challenges of early inventors AND follow links to simulations of the devices they invented. For example, the Coulomb biography offers a simulation of the torsion balance; the Volta biography has a simulated voltaic pile battery.
<a href="http://www.thephysicsfront.org/items/detail.cfm?ID=10033">Neaves, Shannon. Mag Lab U: Pioneers in Electricity and Magnetism. Edited by Kristen Coyne. Tallahassee: Florida State University, December 30, 2009.</a>
S. Neaves, Mag Lab U: Pioneers in Electricity and Magnetism, , edited by K. Coyne (Florida State University, Tallahassee, 2007), <https://nationalmaglab.org/education/magnet-academy/history-of-electricity-magnetism/pioneers>.
Neaves, S. (2009, December 30). Mag Lab U: Pioneers in Electricity and Magnetism. Retrieved August 29, 2015, from Florida State University: https://nationalmaglab.org/education/magnet-academy/history-of-electricity-magnetism/pioneers
Neaves, Shannon. Mag Lab U: Pioneers in Electricity and Magnetism. Edited by Kristen Coyne. Tallahassee: Florida State University, December 30, 2009. https://nationalmaglab.org/education/magnet-academy/history-of-electricity-magnetism/pioneers (accessed 29 August 2015).
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