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Ch 9: AP Physics 1 Electrical Forces and Fields: Homeschool Curriculum

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The electrical forces and fields unit of this AP Physics 1 Homeschool course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about key concepts involving electric forces and fields. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons and keep students engaged.

Who's it for?

This unit of our AP Physics 1 Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about electrical forces and fields concepts. There is no faster or easier way to learn about electrical forces and fields. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about electric charge, force fields, insulators and conductors.
  • Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
  • Homeschool parents who need a physics curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
  • Gifted students and students with learning differences.

How it works:

  • Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
  • Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
  • Short quizzes and an electrical forces and fields unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

Electrical Forces and Fields Unit Objectives:

  • Learn how materials become electrically charged.
  • Discover why like charges repel each other and opposite charges are attracted to each other.
  • Recognize the significance of spacing and arrow direction in electric force field diagrams.
  • Understand Coulomb's law and the variables impacting the force between two charged particles.
  • Identify characteristics of good conductors and insulators.
  • List examples of common insulators and conductors.

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