Basic Electric Transformers

This Basic Electric Transformers activity & project also includes:

Life as we know it would not be possible without electric transformers, so there are fewer more pertinent topics for your eager young engineers. An astounding amount of background information is provided to help you develop a lecture on how transformers work, and also the instructions for building transformers in class are provided. Along the way, tips are included for keeping safety as a priority.

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Pros

  • More than enough information is given for you to develop a thorough lesson 
  • Hands-on activity brings electricity to life
  • Reflection worksheet included for follow-up
  • Addresses Next Generation Science Standards 
Cons

  • Building transformers in the lab is materials-heavy, but well worth it if you can obtain them all (a list is included)