Ch 10: Electrical Forces and Fields in Physics: Homeschool Curriculum

About This Chapter

The Electrical Forces and Fields in Physics unit of this High School Physics Homeschool course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about various laws of physics. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons and keep students engaged.

Who's it for?

This Electrical Forces and Fields in Physics unit of our High School Physics Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about various laws of physics. There is no faster or easier way to learn about electrical forces and fields in physics. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn why like charges repel and opposite charges attract or why some materials are better conductors or insulators than others.
  • Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
  • Homeschool parents who need a science 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 the Electrical Forces and Fields in Physics unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

Electrical Forces and Fields in Physics Unit Objectives:

  • Learn about the roles atoms, protons and electrons play in electrical force.
  • Explore the significance of arrow direction and spacing in electric force fields.
  • Read about the variables that influence the force between two charged particles.
  • Explain the polarization of neutral objects in relation to Coulomb's law.
  • Explore the qualities of conductors and insulators.
  • Define and provide an example of Gauss's law at work.

5 Lessons in Chapter 10: Electrical Forces and Fields in Physics: Homeschool Curriculum
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Electric Charge and Force: Definition, Repulsion & Attraction

1. Electric Charge and Force: Definition, Repulsion & Attraction

Have you ever wondered what electricity is and where it comes from? Have you ever been zapped by static electricity and wondered how it got there? We'll answer all of these questions in this lesson on electric charge and force!

Electric Force Fields and the Significance of Arrow Direction & Spacing

2. Electric Force Fields and the Significance of Arrow Direction & Spacing

Did you know that force fields don't just exist in science fiction movies? In this lesson, we'll explore the electric force fields that surround charged particles and how we can draw diagrams that represent them.

Coulomb's Law: Variables Affecting the Force Between Two Charged Particles

3. Coulomb's Law: Variables Affecting the Force Between Two Charged Particles

In the 18th century, Charles Coulomb uncovered the secrets of electrostatic force between charged particles. The results of his experiments led to what is now known as Coulomb's Law, which tells us how force, charge, and distance are all related.

Insulators and Conductors: Examples, Definitions & Qualities

4. Insulators and Conductors: Examples, Definitions & Qualities

In this lesson, we'll explore the reasons that some materials conduct electrical energy with ease while others block it almost completely. We'll also talk about the property of conductivity and some everyday examples of insulators and conductors.

Gauss' Law: Definition & Examples

5. Gauss' Law: Definition & Examples

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what Gauss' Law is, derive Gauss' Law for a sphere and cylinder, and use it to solve problems. A short quiz will follow.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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