Potential Difference

Content and Resources

2Gravitational models: creating a difference can make something happen. Ball on table model (1)
3Penguin race model (2)
4Bowls and beads model (3): beads ‘flowing’ like current because of height difference like potnetial difference
5Measuring potential difference of a lemon battery; how the potential difference occurs
6Defining potential difference: V = E/Q which can cause current to flow
Resource Name
Instructions for making a lemon battery
A source of beads for the beads and bowls demo
A source for the penguin race game
This PhET simulation allows you to build models of circuits