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Episode 105: Sources of Electrical Energy

This activity from the Institute of Physics discusses energy transfer in electric circuits and links this, by analogy, to other more familiar examples.

The activities include:
• demonstrations of human and lemon-powered batteries to illustrate that that there is nothing special about the chemical...

Episode 202: Forces in Equilibrium

Produced by the Institute of Physics, this learning episode contains demonstrations and practical activities through which students learn about the conditions for static equilibrium (excluding moments of forces).

Students look at:
• forces on a horizontal washing line with a weight in the middle...

Episode 209: Drag, Air Resistance, Terminal Velocity

Produced by the Institute of Physics, this learning episode considers the forces acting on a falling body in air and moves on to related experimental work.

The activities include:
• demonstrating the motion of...

Episode 222: Impulse of a Force

This learning episode, from the Institute of Physics, uses demonstrations and worked examples to examine the forces involved in changing momentum. It introduces the concept of impulse.

The activities in the learning episode include:
* showing that impulse equals change in momentum
* a...

Episode 104: Drift Velocity

From the Institute of Physics, this learning episode shows that charge carriers in good conductors usually move very slowly. It illustrates the derivation and use of the equation I = nAvq.

A range of activities include:
• viewing the movement of permanganate ions in an electric field
•...

Episode 108: Resistance

From the Institute of Physics, this learning episode provides a quantitative definition for resistance (R = V / I) which reinforces the qualitative notion that more resistance means less current. It looks at Ohm’s law, describing that this is not the same thing as the definition of resistance.

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Episode 115: Energy and Power

In these activities, from the Institute of Physics, the concept of electrical power is explored. Students find that the energy transferred by an electrical component depends on the potential difference, current and the time for which it operates.

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Episode 123: Alternating Current

Produced by the Institute of Physics, this learning episode helps students to distinguish alternating from direct currents before revising why alternating current (ac) is so important.

The range of activities include...

Episode 128: Energy Stored by a Capacitor

Produced by the Institute of Physics, this learning episode looks at the energy stored in a capacitor. Students undertake a practical investigation to look at the energy stored and how this varies with potential difference and capacitance.

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Episode 701: Observing Stars

In this learning episode, from the Institute of Physics, students see that what we know about the Universe comes from observations which rely on the radiation and particles that reach us on Earth. Students discuss astronomical observations including spectra and the information they can carry.

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