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View Resource Piezoelectricity Demo

This lesson plan from the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry explores the history of piezoelectricity, with hands-on examples of how it’s used, models of why it happens, and how it is applied in nanotechnology. Pressing on the piezoelectric buzzer in the background causes a current to flow and the neon bulb in the foreground to glow.

View Resource Full Wave Rectification

This website from Victoria Junior College contains an interactive simulation of full wave rectification. Slider bars allow the user to adjust capacitance and ohm levels. The simulation includes an animated graph.

View Resource Infrared: More Than Your Eyes Can See

The electromagnetic spectrum, spanning energies and wavelengths from radio waves to gamma rays, encompasses all forms of light. Infrared radiation, located in the range just beyond visible light, is emitted by all matter and is very useful in gathering data about Earth and space. In this video segment adapted from NASA by WGBH's Teachers' Domain project, visitors can learn about infrared...

View Resource Electrical Conduction Activity

This resource provides an introductory activity on electrical conduction. As the module states, "electrical conduction, the movement of electrical charges, is a mechanism for passing energy and signals from one place to another." The activity covers concepts such as insulators, conductors, semiconductors, superconductors, and ballistic conduction at nanoscale. This module allows students to test...

View Resource Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook

This document from SpaceTEC National Aerospace Technical Education Center is one of three handbooks for people preparing for mechanic certification with airframe or powerplant ratings, or both. This particular volume contains information on mathematics, aircraft drawings, weight and balance, aircraft materials, processes and tools, physics, electricity, inspection, ground operations, and FAA...

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