Learn how electrons flow through a metal conductor using this interactive simulation of the Drude Model of electron flow. In this simulation, electrons are added to the right side of the thin metal plate. These surface electrons create an electric field that pushes the electrons inside the metal to the left. Eventually the surface charge on both sides balance and the electron current stops flowing. Learn more about this activity in the Support Materials below.
More simulations and resources are available on the SimBucket website.