Electricity

Resources

Coiled copper wire

Why Wires?

Learn about how wires are produced and used.
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Why Wires?

 Old electromagnet

How can I build an electromagnet that moves paperclips?

Design and build an electromagnet which can carry paperclips over a distance of one metre.
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How can I build an electromagnet that moves paperclips?

Some examples of biomass

Generating Electricity: Biomass

Learn how biomass can be used to generate electricity.
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Generating Electricity: Biomass

Medical image of the brain using Technetium-99m

Innovations in Nuclear Technologies

Learn about why Canada is a world leader in nuclear technology.
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Innovations in Nuclear Technologies

Testing of the Boeing Starliner spacesuit

Testing Spacesuit Material

Learn about a new material for spacesuits and the engineer who designed it.
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Testing Spacesuit Material

Solar power illustration

Generating Electricity: Solar Cells

Learn how energy from the Sun can be used to generate electricity.
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Generating Electricity: Solar Cells

Colourful insulating wires

Introduction to Current Electricity

Learn about current electricity and why it should be handled safely
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Introduction to Current Electricity

Wind turbine and electrical cord

Generating Electricity: Wind Power

Learn how moving air can be used to generate electricity.
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Generating Electricity: Wind Power

Coal and natural gas fueled generator near Hanna, Alberta, Canada

Generating Electricity: Fossil Fuels

Learn how energy from fossil fuels can be used to generate electricity.
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Generating Electricity: Fossil Fuels

 Getting a shock of static electricity

Introduction to Static Electricity

Learn about static electricity and where we encounter it in daily life.
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Introduction to Static Electricity

Electrical power lines near a home

Does Living Near High-Voltage Power Lines Cause Cancer?

Learn about the risks of electromagnetic radiation near high-voltage power lines.
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Does Living Near High-Voltage Power Lines Cause Cancer?

Patrick Simmonds

Patrick Simmonds

Job Title
Implementation Manager
Patrick Simmons is an Implementation Manager for Bell Canada.
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Patrick Simmonds

Man being struck by lightning

Do Amps or Volts Kill You?

This resource explains electricity basics - volts, amps, currents, resistance, and why it is dangerous to touch electrical outlets with wet hands.
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Do Amps or Volts Kill You?

Charging a cell phone

What If You Could Charge Your Phone Using Radio Waves?

Could we use radio waves to charge electrical technologies in the future?
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What If You Could Charge Your Phone Using Radio Waves?