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published by the New Voyage Communications, Inc.
written by Judy Hardesty and Jim Hardesty
This is a standards-based lab for grades 6-9 on energy transformation. Students will be building a very simple AC generator using a compass, a strong magnet, and insulated copper magnet wire. The lesson includes illustrated instructions for teachers and ideas for assessment.

Editor's Note: This lesson can be easily adapted for introductory high school physics by combining it with a more advanced lesson by the same authors. See Related Materials for a link to the related lesson.

This web page is part of the PBS Online resource collection on the life of Nikola Tesla.

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Electricity & Magnetism
- AC Circuits
- Electric Fields and Potential
General Physics
- History
- High School
- Middle School
- Instructional Material
= Laboratory
= Lesson/Lesson Plan
- Reference Material
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- Physical Science
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- Lesson Plan
- Laboratory
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AC dynamo, AC motor, Niagara Falls Power Project, Tesla, compass, conservation of energy, dynamo, electric generator, electricity, energy conversion, energy transformation, generator, magnetic field
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J. Hardesty and J. Hardesty, (New Voyage Communications, Inc., Washington, 2001), WWW Document, (http://www.pbs.org/tesla/tt/tt02.html).
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J. Hardesty and J. Hardesty, PBS: Tesla Teaching Resources - Converting Mechanical Energy into Electrical Energy (New Voyage Communications, Inc., Washington, 2001), <http://www.pbs.org/tesla/tt/tt02.html>.
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Hardesty, J., & Hardesty, J. (2008, June 28). PBS: Tesla Teaching Resources - Converting Mechanical Energy into Electrical Energy. Retrieved August 22, 2014, from New Voyage Communications, Inc.: http://www.pbs.org/tesla/tt/tt02.html
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Hardesty, Judy, and Jim Hardesty. PBS: Tesla Teaching Resources - Converting Mechanical Energy into Electrical Energy. Washington: New Voyage Communications, Inc., June 28, 2008. http://www.pbs.org/tesla/tt/tt02.html (accessed 22 August 2014).
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Hardesty, Judy, and Jim Hardesty. PBS: Tesla Teaching Resources - Converting Mechanical Energy into Electrical Energy. Washington: New Voyage Communications, Inc., 2001. 28 June 2008. 22 Aug. 2014 <http://www.pbs.org/tesla/tt/tt02.html>.
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Is Part Of PBS: Tesla - Master of Lightning

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Covers the Same Topic As PBS: Tesla Teaching Resources - Converting Electrical Energy into Mechanical Energy

This is a closely related lab created by the same authors on how to convert electrical energy into mechanical energy by building a simple electromagnet and inducing a current.

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