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This web site explores the life and legacy of Nikola Tesla, an important contributor to the field of electromagnetism. Although the significance of his work is often minimized, Tesla's work formed the basis of modern alternating current power systems and wireless transmission of energy. He was the first to receive a patent for the invention of the radio, though Marconi is more often given credit for the discovery.

The web site includes interactive explorations of Tesla's key inventions and lesson plans for grades 6-12 on electric potential and conversion of electrical energy into mechanical energy. Users will also find selected articles on Tesla, timelines of electricity and radio, and a link to view selected Tesla patents.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Electricity & Magnetism
- AC Circuits
- Electric Fields and Potential
- Electrostatics
= Electrostatic Machines
General Physics
- History
- High School
- Middle School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Curriculum support
= Lesson/Lesson Plan
= Tutorial
- Reference Material
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- Physical Science
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
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AC motor, Niagara Falls Power Project, Tesla biography, Tesla coil, Tesla patents, biography, electrostatics, inventors, radio, radio waves, remote control
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Contains PBS: Tesla Teaching Resources - Converting Mechanical Energy into Electrical Energy

This is a related lesson plan for grades 6-9 on how to build a very simple AC generator.

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Contains PBS: Tesla Teaching Resources - Converting Electrical Energy into Mechanical Energy

This is a related lesson plan for grades 9-12 on how to convert electrical energy into mechanical energy by inducing current in a very simple electromagnet.

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