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    In this activity, students watch video clips of IRL research scientist Dr Nick Strickland talking about superconductivity and the Meissner effect and then answer a series of questions and solve some simple electrical problems related to the content.

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

    • describe the Meissner effect
    • explain in simple terms how the Meissner effect comes about
    • give meanings for the terms ‘electrical resistance’, ‘electric current’, ‘voltage’ and ‘magnetic field’
    • state some of the uses the Meissner effect has been put to.

    Download the Word file (see link below) for:

    • introduction/background notes
    • instructions on what you need and what to do
    • student worksheet.
      Published 27 April 2010 Referencing Hub articles