Breaking News: Tsunami warning on the coast of Florida! Make sure every family has food, water and a back up source of electricity if the power goes out in your region.
We better get ready, Sam, go grab all of the canned food in the cupboard and Abbey go find the bottles of water.
Hey dad, what are we going to use as our source of electricity?
Well we can use an electrical motor or a generator from the garage.
What's the difference between an electrical motor and a generator?
A generator converts mechanical energy into electrical energy, whilst a motor does the opposite. A motor converts electrical energy into mechanical energy. Both devices work because of electromagnetic induction, which is when a voltage is induced by a changing magnetic field.
I found the generator guys!
Let's go downstairs and i'll explain a bit more about it.