I am making a series of videos on the history of electricity. Most of them cover some Physics concept. I made a list of the concepts covered in each of my videos, click on the number to get to that video. Videos in bold are important concepts IMHO:
#1: Static Electricity is different from Magnetism
#2: Air pressure, how a barometer works, How a vacuum pump works, static electricity can repel
#3: How a static electricity machine works, how a florescent light works
#4: Conduction & Induction. Conductive and Insulating materials.
#5: Opposites attract, like repel for electrics. Resinous and Vitrious materials
#6: Static electricity machines make fun and crazy experiments
#7: How a Leyden jar (capacitor) works!
#8: Conservation of charge, the “invention” of positive and negative charges
#9: The details of how Ben Franklin’s kite experiment worked (& his sentry box experiment)
#10: Lightning rods
#11: Galvani and his frog. How electricity makes animals jump and how two different metals in a frog will produce electricity
#12: The invention of the Battery!
#13: Using electricity to decompose chemicals. The invention of the arc lamp (first practical electrical lamp)
#14: Faraday’s childhood. Has no new physics but might be good for students to see how difficult it was for even a brilliant person to succeed. Plus, has the important influence of a female science author.
#15: Force on a magnet from a current carrying wire.
#16: Invention of the first “motor” (wire spinning around magnet).
#17: Invention of the electromagnet
#18: How an electromagnet was used to make the telegraph
#19: More details of using electromagnets to make the telegraph. Also, that history does not always acknowledge the right people.
#20: Discovery of Electromagnetic Induction. Creation of Magnetic Fields
Also, I have two supplementary videos:
How a Battery Works: I cover the definition of free electrons and ions in this one too
The Real Dr. Frankenstein: How we discovered one hemisphere of the brain controls the other side of the body and electroshock therapy.