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  • In this activity, students listen to a podcast of IRL superconductivity scientist Bob Buckley talking about this work and then answer a series of graded questions related to the content.

    By the end of this activity students should be able to:

    • define the term superconductivity
    • give at least 5 applications for superconductive wires/cables
    • list 2 advantages and 2 disadvantages superconductive wires have over conventional copper wire
    • briefly explain how superconductive cables are fabricated
    • describe why the term ‘high temperature’ is used in a relative way.

    Download the Word file (see link below) for:

    • introduction/background notes
    • instructions on what you need and what to do
    • student worksheet.
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