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Generating electricity

Find out how turning a turbine affects
the generation of electricity.

Click on the numbered labels on the diagram
to find out more.

1. Coil of wire
2. Magnet
3. Cog

Turbines can be made to turn in
a variety of ways:

  • steam
  • water
  • wind
  • waves
  • tides

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3. Cog 1. Coil of wire 2. Magnet