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Electricity's Attraction

Electricity's Attraction

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Item Number:
DCS DC773895
54 min.
Closed Caption:
Discovery Channel School
Grade Level:
6 - 8
The harnessing of electricity has changed our world profoundly. Four segments explain the science of the current and touch on some of the uses that humans have devised for electricity. Magnetic Earth--Chronicles our discovery of magnetism and how it works. Electric Earth--Defines the science of electricity and explains how electric currents work. Ultimate Thrill: Electromagnetism at Play--Shows how electricity and magnetism produce the thrilling action of theme park rides. Electronics at Work--Looks at how electricity can behave and demonstrates uses in unexpected places, such as powering a man's artificial arm. Through lively action and fascinating examples, this presentation encourages students to understand the principles of electricity and consider its possible future applications.

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