Websites For Learning All About Electricity and Magnets

  1. Electricity and Magnetism - An excerpt of a set of online course notes focusing on electricity and magnetism.
  2. How a Compass Works - Explanation of how compasses work and how to make your own, from How Stuff Works.
  3. How a metal detector works
  4. How an Electromagnet Works - Explanation of principles and experiments, from How Stuff Works.
  5. How Solar Cells Work - Principles of operation of silicon photovoltaic cells.
  6. Theater of Electricity- Explore the history of static electricity and the machines which have used it to make big sparks and create strong electric fields. Van de Graaff generators and Tesla coils are two examples of what is discussed. Many pictures and teaching materials are available.