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Below is a sample breakdown of the Electricity - Physics Lab 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||Understanding the static electric field and moving charges||Investigate how moving charges are affected by a static electric field|
|Tuesday||Examining electrical energy storage of capacitors||Observe how capacitors charge and discharge to understand electrical energy storage|
|Wednesday||Analyzing the change in electric current and how to build series and parallel circuits||Examine changes in electric current when passing through resistors, build series and parallel circuits then study their differences|
|Thursday||Investigating magnetic fields and moving charges||Explore the effect a magnetic field can have on moving charges|
|Friday||Studying the photoelectric effect||Analyze the photoelectric effect, examine the connection between the wavelength and energy of incident light and the emitted photoelectrons|
1. Electrical Energy Storage of Capacitors: Physics Lab
After completing this lab, you will be able to explain what capacitors are, how they work, and how they are used in a circuit. A short quiz will follow.
2. Change in Electric Current: Physics Lab
After completing this lab, you will be able to explain what electric current is, and how it is affected by resistors in a circuit. You can also take a short quiz to test your knowledge.
3. Building Series & Parallel Circuits: Physics Lab
After completing this lab, you will be able to explain the difference between series and parallel circuits, and describe how the voltage and current vary across them. A short quiz will follow.
4. The Effect of a Magnetic Field on Moving Charges: Physics Lab
After completing this lab, you will be able to explain the effect of a magnetic field on moving charges, and demonstrate it using circuits and magnets. A short quiz will follow.
5. The Photoelectric Effect: Physics Lab
After watching this lesson, you will be able to explain what the photoelectric effect experiment is, what the results were, and what this tells us about light in terms of wave-particle duality. A short quiz will follow.
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