Electricity and Magnetism

Electricity and magnetism videos

Remote teaching support for 5-11 11-14 14-16 16-19

A selection of videos to use remotely with your students.

For students aged 11-14 and 14-16:

Static electricity - ask your students to watch the following videos and try to explain the phenomena.

Demo using a charged balloon to rotate a free hanging sausage.  

Dancing cornstarch

A fun way to learn circuit symbols: Kung-fu circuit symbols


For students aged 14-16:

Transmission of electricity along power lines

We are electrons - revision song


For students aged 14-16 and 16-19:

Explaining electromagnetism can be tricky - below are a number of videos that try to explain and demonstrate different aspects of the phenomenon.

Magnetic field due to current

Creating a simple electric motor

Virtual demo of a Westminster motor kit

How DC motors work

Motor effect - showing F = BIL experimentally

Electromagnetic induction

Levitating barbecue - electromagnetic induction

How transformers work

First electric generator


For students aged 16-19:

Induced EMF (using a search coil)

Internal resistance and how to measure it

Creating a bin-bag capacitor

Faraday's law of magnetic induction


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