Electricity 101Reference ID: P910
This is a general introduction to how electricity works.
Basics of Electricity
Good morning, let me introduce you to my little friend "electricity." Electricity is defined as a state or feeling of thrilling excitement. You will definitely be thrilled to learn about this special form of energy.
Electrical Safety VideoJoin us as we discuss electrical safety with our high voltage demonstration trailer as the backdrop
Terms & FormulasLearn about electricity with this Quizlet
Conductor Analyzing Circuit
Build an electrical circuit that can determine if an object is an insulator or a conductor. Then test a variety of objects to classify them. Your goal is to find objects that aren't classified as what they might appear.
Conductor CircuitHere is the circuit diagram for you to build the Insulator/Conductor Testing unit!
Closer Look: Grid
An interactive PDF showing you how electricity gets from a power plant to your home.
Closer Look: GridTake an interactive look at how we generate and deliver electricity from the power plant to your home.
History of Electricity in NebraskaTake a virtual tour of the "electrification" of rural Nebraska!
Circuit Diagram Challenge
Can you reproduce a circuit from a technical diagram? This challenge will introduce you to technical drawings and diagramming protocols! This image is a mechanic diagram of a substation recloser cutout switch. The ability to read this diagram is essential to the job of a substation technician. Your challenge will be a bit easier - simply decipher the circuit diagrams and make it work!
Schematic TestWiring diagrams, just like schematics for power poles, subdivisions, and sub stations, provide viewers with a detailed description of how to build the...
Wiring SymbolsA nice PDF of basic wiring symbols
Take a real world look at how we measure electricity using the tools and techniques of public power!
Using a MultimeterHere is a great video on how to use a multimeter with electronics.
Can you create a functioning electrical grid complete with Generation, Transmission, Distribution, and complex control systems?