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Updated February 23, 2012 

Chapter 7 Resources

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Chapter 7 Graphics Package (5.7 MB) - text graphics from chapter 7. Each of the image files has the text page number in the file name, so it should be easy to find and identify the image that you need. (Windows Downloading Tip: Right-click on the link and choose "Save Target As...", once the file is on your hard drive, right-click on it and choose "Extract All...")

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Hybrid Vehicles - exciting technology that has the potential to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels:

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Toyota Prius Hybrid - this movie is an obvious sales-pitch for the Toyota Prius, but it does an great job of explaining, with animations, how hybrid cars work.

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Electric Motors and More - electromagnetic interactions make motors possible:

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Static Electricity - loads of shocking information!

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Electric Universe - - don't miss this amazing 19 minute audio Quirks and Quarks interview with David Bodanis, author of Electric Universe: How Electricity Switched on the Modern World - it's filled with amazing tales of the history of electricity.

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Remote Control Roller - a great project to try! Can you explain the static electricity secret behind how it works? When you've mastered the roller, move on to the Super Sparker!

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The Electric Pickle - does a pickle conduct electricity? You bet it does, and in a most entertaining way!

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Van de Graaff Generators and Their Uses - how do they work and what you can do with them?

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Van de Graaff Generator Investigation: What is the Secret to its Charge? - the history and function of the VDG is fascinating, find out all about it here! But there's one unsolved mystery... and its your job to solve it!

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Static Electricity Dangers - it's best to take precautions when dealing with static discharge:

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Danger of Static Electricity While Refueling - this video proves that one must take extreme care to avoid static discharge around flammables.

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Plasma - a very highly conductive state of matter:

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Plasma Ball - this video demonstrates a huge plasma ball and does a wonderful job of explaining how a plasma ball works.

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The Leyden Jar and Franklin's Kite - how do you capture an electric charge?

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Section 7.1 Quiz - need more practice? Try this online quiz.

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Static Electricity - a whole set of pages including explanations and animations on the different methods of charging.

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Lightning Rods - a prudent measure to protect your building:

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Photocopiers and Laser Printers - they have quite a few things in common:

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Lightning - fascinating natural phenomenon:

  • How Lightning Works - make sure you know your lightning safety.
  • Lightning - looking for a challenge? Here is a very detailed and extensive treatment of lightning, but very interesting too.

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Section 7.2 Quiz - need more practice? Try this online quiz.

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Static Electricity Puzzle - do you know the basics of static electricity? (This puzzle also available for download )



Chapter 8 Resources

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Chapter 8 Graphics Package (10.8 MB) - text graphics from chapter 8. Each of the image files has the text page number in the file name, so it should be easy to find and identify the image that you need. (Windows Downloading Tip: Right-click on the link and choose "Save Target As...", once the file is on your hard drive, right-click on it and choose "Extract All...")

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Batteries - when you need portable electricity, here is your solution:

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Galvani and Volta - made huge contributions to our understanding of electricity:

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Dry Cell Cut in Half - you can see innards of an alkaline cell clearly in this graphic.

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Dry Cells and Wet Cells - you can't have a battery without cells:

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Electricity From Sewage? - - this is a fascinating 8 minute audio Quirks and Quarks interview with Dr. Bruce Logan, a professor of Environmental Engineering at Penn State University. He's developed a way to produce electricity from sewage.

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Battery Technology for Vehicles - improvements are constantly being made. Are we on the doorstep to a new age in electric vehicles?

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Technology Idea: Fruit Electricity - many fruits contain naturally acidic juices that can serve an electrolyte. Try this probeware lab to see what fruit produces the most voltage.

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Technology Idea: Coin Cell - want to construct your own wet cell and measure the voltage that it produces? Try out this probeware lab!

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Electric Fish - the shocking truth!

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Section 8.1 Quiz - need more practice? Try this online quiz.

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Nanotechnology - circuitry keeps getting smaller and smaller:

  • Nanotechnology - everything you could possibly want to know about this exciting field.
  • What is Nanotechnology? - is nanotechnology as important as invention as electricity or computers? Find out here.

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Faraday Cage - great protection against high voltage!

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Section 8.2 Quiz - need more practice? Try this online quiz.

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Current Flow and Ohm's Law - resistors are a good way to control current:

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Ohm's Law - how do voltage, current and resistance relate in a circuit? Here are several online activites to experiment with:

  • Ohm's Law - try this wonderful Java applet that allows you to adjust resistance and voltage on a realistic looking circuit board. Can you predict what the milliamp reading will be?
  • Virtual Laboratory: Voltage - need some help understanding Ohm's Law? Try this circuit simulator that allows you to manipulate batteries and resistors. When you are done with the first one, there is another circuit to try.
  • Ohm's Law - this is a colourful simulation that lets you manipulate resistance and voltage in a simple circuit.

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Crocodile Physics Circuit Simulator - try this fantastic software to do amazing circuit simulations. Not sure how to proceed? Try starting with the tutorial video at the end of the page.

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Ohm Zone - incredible simulator that lets you build circuitry to your heart's content, then you can measure current and resistance in the circuit with the provided meters.

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Resistors - slowing down current and turning it into other forms of energy:

  • Resistor Colour Code - what do all those bands mean? Find out using this interactive simulation.
  • Resistance at the Molecular Level - wouldn't it be neat if we could see the electrons and atoms interacting to produce the heat energy that is the result of resistance? This page gives us the next best thing! Adjust the current and watch what happens.
  • Resistor - a ton of resistor information.
  • Electric Resistance - has an interesting chart proving that not all metals are alike when it comes to resistance.

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Superconductors - sometimes current can flow with no resistance at all:

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Section 8.3 Quiz - need more practice? Try this online quiz.

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Ohm's Law - what have you learned about current electricity? (This puzzle also available for download )



Chapter 9 Resources

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Chapter 9 Graphics Package (7.8 MB) - text graphics from chapter 9. Each of the image files has the text page number in the file name, so it should be easy to find and identify the image that you need. (Windows Downloading Tip: Right-click on the link and choose "Save Target As...", once the file is on your hard drive, right-click on it and choose "Extract All...")

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Series and Parallel Circuits - there's more than one way to connect the devices in a circuit:

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Calculating Resistance - when mixing parallel and series, things can get a bit tricky!

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Cool Walking Robots - there are some fascinating robots being developed!

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Walking Robot Movies - amazing robots you won't believe!

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Robot Monkey Butlers? The Present and Future of Robotic Research - - this 51 minute audio Quirks and Quarks show delves deep into the field of robotics. Is the robotic revolution upon us? Are robots about to become a large part of our everyday lives? This fantastic program has many answers from robotics experts.

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Section 9.1 Quiz - need more practice? Try this online quiz.

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Power and Energy - watts and joules are units of power and energy:

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Generating Power in British Columbia - learn more about the generating stations of B.C.

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Read that Meter - how do I do it?

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Transmitting Electricity - electricity must be transported large distances; how is this accomplished safely?

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Generating Electrical Energy - there are many ways to generate electricity. The following links describe just a few methods:

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Circuits Puzzle - how well do you know your chapter 9 terminology?

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Section 9.2 Quiz - need more practice? Try this online quiz. (This puzzle also available for download )

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