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This page contains a simple Java applet that gives users a look inside a battery to see how it works.  It features a cross-sectional battery filled with blue spheres representing charges.  As users change the voltage, little stick figures move the blue charges from one end of the battery to the other.  A voltmeter displays the resulting battery voltage.  Students must determine which side of the battery is positive or negative from the information at hand.

This item is part of a larger collection of materials developed and maintained by the Physics Education Technology project (PhET) based on principles of physics education research.

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Subjects Levels Resource Types
Electricity & Magnetism
- Electromotive Force and Current
= Cells and Batteries
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Informal Education
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Interactive Simulation
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- Educators
- application/java
- text/html
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http://phet.colorado.edu/sims/bat…
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© 2007 University of Colorado, Physics Education Technology
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Keywords:
battery, charge, electrons, voltage
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created November 16, 2007 by Alea Smith
Record Updated:
July 8, 2010 by Lyle Barbato
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November 16, 2007
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(Physics Education Technology Project, Boulder, 2007), WWW Document, (http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/battery-voltage).
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PhET Simulation: Battery Voltage, (Physics Education Technology Project, Boulder, 2007), <http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/battery-voltage>.
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PhET Simulation: Battery Voltage. (2007, November 16). Retrieved November 23, 2014, from Physics Education Technology Project: http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/battery-voltage
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Physics Education Technology Project. PhET Simulation: Battery Voltage. Boulder: Physics Education Technology Project, November 16, 2007. http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/battery-voltage (accessed 23 November 2014).
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PhET Simulation: Battery Voltage. Boulder: Physics Education Technology Project, 2007. 16 Nov. 2007. 23 Nov. 2014 <http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/battery-voltage>.
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