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Electricity: Harry Potter Type Wands

Students are introduced to a simple circuit and switch with a light bulb, similar to a Harry Potter type wand.
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Electricity: Harry Potter Type Wands

 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?

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

Julie-Claire Hamilton working at electrical breaker box

Julie-Claire Hamilton

Job Title
Instructor, Plant Operator Program
Julie-Claire Hamilton is an Instructor of the Plant Operator Program at Selkirk College.
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Julie-Claire Hamilton

Nichole Rama

Nichole Rama

Job Title
Civil Inspector
Nichole Rama is a Civil Inspector for British Columbia Hydro.
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Nichole Rama

Katie Au

Katie Au

Job Title
Project Manager and Partner
Katie Au is a Project Manager and Partner of BBA Inc., located in British Columbia.
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Katie Au

Catherine Roome in helicopter

Catherine Roome

Job Title
President & Lead Executive Officer
Catherine Roome is the President & Lead Executive Officer for Technical Safety BC.
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Catherine Roome

Roger Bragg outdoors with quad bike

Roger Bragg

Job Title
Construction Electrician
Roger Bragg is a Construction Electrician, practicing in Newfoundland.
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Roger Bragg

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?

How can I move water with just a comb?

How can I move water with just a comb?

Have you ever experienced static electricity? Like when you pull a wool sweater over your head in the winter? See what else static electricity can do in this hands-on activity.
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How can I move water with just a comb?

What uses electricity?

What uses electricity?

Take a tour of different rooms in your home. Which items in each room use electricity? How do you know they use electricity?
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What uses electricity?

Jason Andrews, P.Eng |  Ingénieur civil, Stantec à la Station nucléaire Point Lepreau

Jason Andrews, P.Eng

Job Title
Civil Engineer
Jason Andrews is a civil engineer at Stantec at the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station.
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Jason Andrews, P.Eng

Mitchell Chaulk | Ingénieur informatique et gestionnaire de projet

Mitchell Chaulk

Job Title
Computer Engineer and Project Manager
Mitchell Chaulk is a Computer Engineer and Project Manager for Solace Power.
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Mitchell Chaulk

Jackie Frampton | Électricienne en construction

Jackie Frampton

Job Title
Construction Electrician
Jackie Frampton is a construction electrician in Newfoundland.
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Jackie Frampton