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Physics

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

Physics

Are You Ex-Static?

Students learn about the difference between current and static electricity, and specifically how static electricity works by conducting hands-on activities using a balloon or comb.
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Are You Ex-Static?

Shannon Tymosko

Shannon Tymosko

Job Title
Electrical Apprentice
I am a second-year Electrical Apprentice with the IBEW Local 105
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Shannon Tymosko

Chelsea Dyck

Chelsea Dyck

Job Title
Journeyman Electrician
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Chelsea Dyck

Steve Copeland au travail

Steve Copeland

Job Title
Power Distribution Supervisor
Steve Copeland is a Power Distribution Supervisor for Diavik Diamond Mines Inc.
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Steve Copeland

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

Thermal images of people and objects

Thermopower and the Body Heat-Powered Flashlight

Can your body be a source of electricity generation? Maybe, if you understand heat transfer. Explore this concept through a 2013 invention by a Canadian teen.
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Thermopower and the Body Heat-Powered Flashlight

Drop tower ride

How is Lenz's Law Used in Drop Tower Rides?

How do magnetic fields help you get down safely from the top of a drop tower ride? Learn how electromagnetic induction works at the amusement park.
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How is Lenz's Law Used in Drop Tower Rides?