January 20th, 2023

High School Resource: Generator by PhET

High School Resource

Generator by PhET

This simulation will allow students to generate electricity with a bar magnet. They will discover the physics behind the phenomena by exploring magnets and how you can use them to make a bulb light.

Using this simulation, students will:

  • Identify equipment and conditions that produce induction.
  • Compare and contrast how both a light bulb and voltmeter can be used to show characteristics of the induced current.
  • Predict how the current will change when the conditions are varied.
  • Explain practical applications of Faraday’s Law.
  • Explain what causes the induction.

Related NY State Academic Standards: S.MS.PS.1.4, MST4.I.PS5.2, and MST4.C.P.4.1

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