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Electric Vocabulary
From ted.com, produced by TED education
We all know the words around electricity -- “charge,” “positive,” “battery” and more. But where do they come from and what do they really mean? Let the history of these words illuminate the physics of electric phenomena.  (06:56)
July 23, 2012 at 09:54 AM
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The Story of Electricity - Full Episode
From YouTube, produced by BBC
Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity | BBC - Professor Jim Al-Khalili tells the electrifying story of our quest to master nature's most mysterious force - electricity. Until fairly recently, electricity was seen as a magical power, but it is now t... [more]
January 15, 2013 at 07:09 PM
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Birth of the Power Grid
From aetn.org, produced by PBS
In this clip, we learn about the birth of the power grid created by Thomas Edison.  Learn about how it has evolved over the years.  (01:35)
January 12, 2013 at 04:52 PM
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Live Wire
From aetn.org, produced by PBS
In this clip, we see a technician maintaining live power lines.  A helicopter is flown close up to the wire so that the technician can repair a weak spot in the power line.  (03:23)
January 12, 2013 at 05:00 PM
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Defining Resistance, Ohmic vs. Non-Ohmic and Electric Power
From YouTube, produced by Flipping Physics
An introduction to Resistance.  We also define ohmic versus non-ohmic with graphs.  We define the slope of the graph as resistance.  There is also a discussion of a graph of Electric Potential Energy as a function of Position and we compare it to the... [more]
December 2, 2013 at 05:11 PM
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Electricity:  Michael Faraday and Others
From Hulu, produced by Milestones in Science & Engineering
For a long time, electricity was regarded as a force of nature over which we had no control. Michael Faraday found a breakthrough and developed the electric motors became widespread in industry within the space of a few decades. This video also talks... [more]
Found by freealan in Electricity
March 6, 2011 at 12:23 PM
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Black Out
From pbs.org, produced by PBS
Learn about what happens during a black out in this clip from America Revealed.  The clip explores the major black out that happened in New York in 2003.  (02:59)
January 14, 2013 at 11:06 AM
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Electricity - by StudyJams
From scholastic.com, produced by Scholastic
Electricity is a form of power that is produced by the movement of electrons.  Static electricity and lightning are natural forms of electricity, and they occur when electrons jump from one object to another.  Learn more about electricity with this c... [more]
Found by begamatt in Electricity
June 4, 2011 at 08:24 PM
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Electricity Song from School House Rock
From gamequarium.org, produced by School House Rock
Learn about electricity and circuits with this 3 minute music video from School House Rock.  (03:00)
Found by begamatt in Electricity
April 15, 2010 at 10:11 AM
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Energy and Electricity in Science : How Does Electricity Light Up a Bulb?
From YouTube, produced by Paul Volniansky
Electricity is used to light up a bulb by heating up the tungsten filament to the point that it glows white. Find out why light bulbs burn out with information from science teacher, Steve Jones. There are English captions.
May 11, 2010 at 08:33 PM
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