Ch 10: Electrical Forces & Fields Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Electrical Forces & Fields chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach about the scientific principles and mathematical equations used for measuring force and determining electrical fields. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Electrical Forces & Fields chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Force and electric charge Attraction, repulsion, charges, atoms, protons, and electrons
Tuesday Force fields, arrow direction, and spacing Further analysis of attraction and repulsion, experiment with field models, and examine the effects of spacing and arrow direction
Wednesday Coulomb's Law Go over Coulomb's law, identify factors that may alter the amount of force between charged particles, measure the Coulomb unit of charge, and examine how neutral objects can be polarized
Thursday Conductors and insulators Discuss what qualities are necessary for building good insulators and conductors of both heat and electricity and provide examples
Friday Gauss's Law Review the mathematical equations of Gauss's Law and discuss the following terms: electric flux, electric field, charge, and permittivity

5 Lessons in Chapter 10: Electrical Forces & Fields Lesson Plans
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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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