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Turn the hand crank, which turns the solenoid, creating electricity
How does a generator work?
Battery creates electrical energy and goes through the solenoid and makes an electromagnet, which turns into a magnet, pushing against the permanent magnet, and turning the solenoid
How does an electric motor work?
Turns mechanical energy into electrical energy
Generator
Turns electrical energy into mechanical energy
Electric Motor
Piece of iron with aligned molecules
Magnet
Coil of wire carrying electric current
Solenoid
Connected to a motor or generator alternating the direction of electric flow
Commutator
A container which turns chemical energy into electrical energy
Battery
Place where electric power is generated for distribution
Power plant
A machine which is made to revolve by a fast moving flow of water, steam, gas, air, or other fluid
Turbine
A long, narrow rod which connects the turbine to the generator
Shaft
A fuel that takes millions of years to make, and can run out
Fossil fuel
Use of heat to make steam
Thermal power plant
Energy that can be remade or reused
Renewable energy
Coal, natural gas, nuclear
What are the sources of energy that a thermal power plant could use?
Tidal power, geothermal, solar, wind, hydroelectric
What are 5 renewable resources?
Uses air to create electricity and uses the tide to turn a turbine
Tidal power
Uses the heat of the earth to make steam
Geothermal
Use the solar panels that use suns rays to knock around the molecules
Solar
It turns a turbine which turns a generator
Wind
Water flows down the dam inside a pipe, turning the generator, then shooting of the water
Hydroelectric
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