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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|
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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