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PHET Interactive Simulations: Conductivity

Free
By
University of Colorado Boulder

Topics

Conductivity
Energy Levels
Photoconductors

Description

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.

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.


Language:
English
Curriculum Alignment:
CAPS aligned
Publication Date:
2020-02-12
Grade:
10
Audience:
Learners
Teachers
Parents
Type:
Application
Copyright:
PhET Simulations All simulations available at http://phet.colorado.edu are open educational resources available under the Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY). Permission is granted to freely use, share, or redistribute PhET sims under the CC-BY license. The following attribution is required: PhET Interactive Simulations University of Colorado Boulder https://phet.colorado.edu If your use includes redistribution of the simulations, please let us know with this form. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScJLU-T_z-0BnIEH3TekDdxBdMZ8cKboKNeZ-ftF1vqyn6zcA/viewform
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