Electricity Basics

Resources

 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

Nichole Rama

Nichole Rama

Education Pathway
Job Title
Civil Inspector
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Nichole Rama

Joann Greeley | Électricienne en construction

Joann Greeley

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Job Title
Construction Electrician
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Joann Greeley

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

Jason Andrews, P.Eng

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Job Title
Civil Engineer
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Jason Andrews, P.Eng

Julie-Claire Hamilton working at electrical breaker box

Julie-Claire Hamilton

Education Pathway
Job Title
Instructor, Plant Operator Program
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Julie-Claire Hamilton

Katie Au head shot

Katie Au

Education Pathway
Job Title
Project Manager and Partner
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Katie Au

Catherine Roome in helicopter

Catherine Roome

Education Pathway
Job Title
President & Lead Executive Officer
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Catherine Roome

Roger Bragg outdoors with quad bike

Roger Bragg

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Job Title
Construction Electrician
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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?

Mitchell Chaulk | Computer Engineer and Project Manager

Mitchell Chaulk

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Job Title
Computer Engineer and Project Manager
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Mitchell Chaulk

Jackie Frampton | Électricienne en construction

Jackie Frampton

Education Pathway
Job Title
Construction Electrician
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Jackie Frampton