Discover how simple magnets and wires can be used to create electricity - and how this principle is now used in national power supplies.
- In 1835 the scientist Michael Faraday made an important discovery about magnetic fields and electricity.
- When a coil of conductive metal moves within a magnetic field an electrical charge will flow through it.
- Large generators produce gigawatts of electricity that provide the world with power.
- Changing the wire, speed, loops in the coil, and strength of the magnetic field will change the level of current.
The electricity we use for work and entertainment, or even to stay alive, can be tracked back to large industrial generators that produce gigawatts of electricity.
Gigawatt = 1,000,000,000 watts
These huge, whirling, thundering machines take advantage of a simple discovery made in 1835.
Chemist and Physicist
Scientist Michael Faraday discovered that ...
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