the Center for Non-Destructive Evaluation
the National Science Foundation
This resource is an interactive student tutorial on electricity designed to support secondary physical science courses. It is organized into sequenced headings that each contain illustrations, interactive simulations and reflective questions. It begins with an overview of the structure of matter and then explores Ohm's Law, series and parallel circuits, conductors and insulators, AC and DC current, and electromagnetic induction.
EDITOR'S NOTE The use of diagrams and simple Flash animations alongside the conversational text would make this resource especially appropriate for struggling learners and students with disabilities who need support beyond the textbook.
This resource is part of a collection developed by the Non-Destructive Testing Resource Center at Iowa State University.
Metadata instance created
March 22, 2010
by Caroline Hall
March 23, 2010
by Caroline Hall
Last Update when Cataloged:
October 11, 2007
AAAS Benchmark Alignments (1993 Version)
4. THE PHYSICAL SETTING
D. The Structure of Matter
4D (9-12) #1. Atoms are made of a positive nucleus surrounded by negative electrons. An atom's electron configuration, particularly the outermost electrons, determines how the atom can interact with other atoms. Atoms form bonds to other atoms by transferring or sharing electrons.
G. Forces of Nature
4G (9-12) #4. Different kinds of materials respond differently to electric forces. In conducting materials such as metals, electric charges flow easily, whereas in insulating materials such as glass, they can move hardly at all. At very low temperatures, some materials become superconductors and offer no resistance to the flow of current. In between these extremes, semiconducting materials differ greatly in how well they conduct, depending on their exact composition.
NDT Resource Center: Electricity Tutorial. (2007, October 11). Retrieved February 12, 2016, from Center for Non-Destructive Evaluation: http://www.ndt-ed.org/EducationResources/HighSchool/Electricity/hs_elec_index.htm
National Science Foundation. NDT Resource Center: Electricity Tutorial. Ames: Center for Non-Destructive Evaluation, October 11, 2007. http://www.ndt-ed.org/EducationResources/HighSchool/Electricity/hs_elec_index.htm (accessed 12 February 2016).
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