Electricity and Magnetism — Wilton Library
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Electricity and Magnetism

Electricity

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Electricity and Magnetism!
Basic concepts involved with electricity and magnetism, including static charge, moving charge, voltage, resistance, and current, from the Internet Plasma Physics Education Experience.
Electrified Ben
Benjamin Franklin’s experiment with lightning, links to projects and activities, and information about Thomas Edison and Michael Faraday from the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.
Theater of Electricity
From the Museum of Science in Boston, this site has wonderful sections on the history, construction, and operation of the museum’s Van de Graaff generator, a page on Benjamin Franklin’s kite experiment, and information about lightning, including a lightning safety quiz.
What is Static Electricity?
Experiments and explanations with excellent illustrations.

Magnetism

Exploratorium: Magnets – Permanent
A list of links to exhibits at the Exploratorium (in San Francisco, CA) about magnets.
Magnet Man: Cool Experiments with Magnets
This web site is devoted to magnetism and the cool experiments you can do with permanent magnets and electro-magnets.