How to Generate Electricity

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Key takeaways
Describe the different methods of producing electricity, including fossil fuels, nuclear and renewables.
Understand how a generator works to produce an electric current from a magnet and solenoid.
How to answer questions on electricity generation.
Laura LewisHost: Laura studied at Royal Holloway University of London and the Open University. She is passionate about science communication and has presented talks about Exoplanets at Oxford University and Imperial College London.

Electricity is needed to power our modern lives. In this class, students will investigate the methods used to generate electricity from fossil fuel burning, nuclear and renewables. Students will also learn to describe the arrangement necessary to create a current using a generator. This class is aimed at students in Years 7 - 9 but is great for any student who is curious about how electricity works!

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Suitable for:

This class is suitable for students in Years 7 - 9.

Class requirements:
You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
What to expect:
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