Electromagnets and Electromagnetic Induction

British electrician William Sturgeon invented the electromagnet in 1825, and it's come a long way since then! A video explains electromagnets and electromagnetic induction. It describes currents, magnetic fields, alternating currents, and generators. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Build an electromagnet in class
Classroom Considerations

  • Remember the comments are open to the public on YouTube
  • Video best fits as an introduction to generators or alternating currents
  • Video is the 47th in a series of 49
Pros

  • Includes a written script and closed captioning, which is ideal for taking notes
  • A good resource for visual learners
Cons

  • None