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|Experiment with conductivity in metals, plastics and photoconductors. See why metals conduct and plastics don't, and why some materials conduct only when you shine a flashlight on them.|
- Energy Levels
Sample Learning Goals
- Identify the driving force in a circuit.
- Explain the difference in conducting behavior between metals, plastics, and photoconductors in terms of the difference in the structure of energy levels.
- Explain why shining light on a photoconductor causes it to conduct.
Tips for Teachers
The teacher's guide (pdf) contains tips created by the PhET team.
|Simulation compatibility by Device||Oliver Nix||Other||Other||7/21/14|
|Conductivity: an inquiry activity (also uses other sims)||Trish Loeblein||HS
|PhET Sims Aligned to the Chemistry Curriculum||Julia Chamberlain||UG-Intro
|Intro to Circuits||Katherine Frett||HS||Lab||2/27/07|
You can submit your own ideas and activities.
Sun Java 1.5.0_15 or later
OS 10.5 or later
Sun Java 1.5.0_19 or later
|Sun Java 1.5.0_15 or later|
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