Physics Practicals Class 10

Heating Effect of Electric Current

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About Simulation

  • With this simulation, you can effectively visualize and understand the heating effect of electric current.
  • At the end of this simulation, you will be able to understand the concept of the heating effect of electric current.
  • By engaging with this simulation, you will gain the ability to explore the relationship between electrical energy and heat energy.
  • Through this simulation, you will learn how to set up a series circuit with multiple cells, a nichrome wire coil, and switches.
  • By actively participating in this simulation, you will be able to observe and analyze the temperature rise in the nichrome wire coil due to the passage of electric current.

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    Simulation Details

    Duration – 30 Minutes
    Easily Accessible
    Languages – Odia & English
    Platforms – Android & Windows


    The heating effect of electric current is widely used in our day-to-day life. The electric iron, kettle, toaster, heater, etc., are used as alternatives to the conventional methods of cooking and laundry. The same is used in electric bulbs, which is the alternative to conventional lamps. These devices have revolutionized the world over the years. In this section, we will discuss the concept of the heating effect of electric current and its applications.


    Electric Iron:
    Mica is an insulator that is placed between the metal part and the coil in an iron. The coil becomes heated with the passage of current, which is then transferred to the metallic part through mica. Finally, the metal part becomes heated which is then used for ironing clothes.

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    Electric Bulb:
    The electric bulb contains a thick metallic wire made up of tungsten metal. The metal is kept in an inert environment with a neutral gas or vacuum. When current flows through the tungsten wire, it becomes heated and emits light. Most of the electric power drawn in the circuit from the electrical source is dissipated in the form of heat, and the rest is emitted in the form of light energy.

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    Requirements for this Science Experiment

    • Cells
    • Switch
    • Wires
    • Nails
    • Crocodile clip
    • Thermocol sheet
    • Nichrome wire

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