Basics of Electricity and Magnetism

Teacher's Day Workshop
at the
American Physical Society - Division of Plasma Physics Annual Meeting
Orlando, Florida
November 13, 2007


Workshop Resources
Presentation Slides - download
Teacher's Guide to Wonders of Physics demos - download
Physics Activities for Kids - download

Plasma Ball (courtesy of teachers who attended the PPPL workshop)
    Lab
    Activities

Circuits Game - Have your students pretend to be electrons and learn how electricity travels through circuits.
    Directions
    Circuits
    Signs for electrons, light bulbs, and batteries
    Volts

Fun demos you can build (Thanks to Bruce Yeany):
Directions for making a baby Van de Graaff generator
Baby Van de Graaff Tricks

Directions for making a simple motor

(All downloadable documents are in pdf format.)

Wonders of Physics Links
Wonders of Physics homepage - watch our annual public shows
Teacher Resources
Just for Kids
Traveling Show homepage

American Physical Society Links
APS homepage
Division of Plasma Physics
Teacher's Day 2007

Any questions? Need more information? Please contact us!
* (608) 262-2927 * wonders@physics.wisc.edu *


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University of Wisconsin
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This page updated on November 6, 2007.