Discover how electrons really work
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For many years all of the worlds best scientists believed that electrical charge was the result of an inanimate, electromotive force, with no thoughts or feelings of its own. Clearly with the complexity of modern electrical circuits this could not be true. They had no idea about the secret world that exists within every electricity circuit, in every home.
These videos are the first to tell the true-life story of Electric Eddy and his older sister Delta. They are electrons whose fictional adventures take place in the electrical appliances that surround us in our everyday lives.
Electirc Eddy is a radical new approach to children's education. It is built around the true life story of Electric Eddy and his older sister Delta. They are electrons whose fictional adventures are based on simple electrical theory and are set in the electrical appliances that surround us in our everyday lives. This approach provides a clear understanding of electricity in an interesting and entertaining way.
The cartoons and simulations provide useful resources for teachers to make lessons more engaging. The lively and amiable engineering characters can be enjoyed like any book or cartoon. These stories will follow strict scientific principals that are subconsciously absorbed by the children.
Students extend their knowledge by free play and experimentation with the simulation modules.
Each lesson comes with a structured teaching program and lesson ideas.
Electrons actually exist. They obey simple scientific rules. Understanding these rules provides the basic building blocks for understanding all electronics, computers and electrical engineering.
Following the adventures of Electric Eddy provides a subconscious appreciation of the basic rules of electricity. The students learn through pictures and ideas without having to memorise formulae. This essentially provides a clear understanding of the technology, in a way that the children will enjoy.
Some examples :-
A Switch is a lifting bridge. When the bridge is open no electrons can cross. When closed the circuit is complete.
Voltage is the number of electrons available to do work. A small motor can be turned by only one Eddy whilst 250 Eddys are required to rotate a large one.
Current is the flow of electrons. A fast stream of single Eddys may use as much power (total electrons) as a slow stream of 250 Eddys.
An 8 bit computer processor has 8 Eddys holding hands in a line together. A 16 bit processor has two groups of 8 Eddys holding hands together. These can obviously carry twice as much information as only 8 Eddys.
etc. etc. etc....for every electrical device and energy loss.