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Podcasts (1) A program (audio or video) made available in digital format for playback or download over the Internet. Informational Materials (3) Textual information containing useful facts or information. Learning Activities (1) Any activity that would enhance a lesson or unit in order to help the learner master an objective 
and/or acquire a skill.  Examples include, but are not limited to, online tutorials, experiments, 
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Cockroach Beatbox
http://www.ted.com/t...
TED Ed presentation using a dissected cockroach attached to electrodes. We are able to watch what happens as its brain receives and transmits electric currents.

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Ohm, George Simon
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This resource from HyperHistory Online provides a brief biography of George Simon Ohm. His work in developing laws of electricity is discussed briefly, and a link to more information is provided.

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What is Electromagnetism?
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This resource, from HowStuffWorks, contains a brief article explaining the difference between regular magnets, permanent magnets, and electromagnets. There are also links to three experiments involving electromagnets.

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New Backpack Generates Electricity
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In this National Geographic News article, read about the invention of a backpack that creates enough electricity to power seven portable gadgets at once. And to charge it up, all you have to do is walk. Links to related stories and Web sites are also found on this page.

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Theater of Electricity
http://www.mos.org/s...
This resource, from the Boston Museum of Science Web site, takes students on a virtual tour of the museum's Theater of Electricity. The Web site features a variety of lightning-related topics, including the history and construction of their Van de Graaff generator, sparks and lightning, Benjamin Franklin's kite, tesla coils, two videos, and an image gallery. Also included are a lightning safety quiz and teachers' resources with experiments.

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