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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
A capacitor is a storage component found in most electronic devices. In this lab, explore the function of capacitors as energy storage and analyze the gained observational findings.
2. Change in Electric Current: Physics Lab
Measured in amps, an electric current is the flow rate of charge through a circuit. In this physics lab, observe and analyze how current changes with various resistors.
3. Building Series & Parallel Circuits: Physics Lab
Series and parallel circuits are electric circuits that differ depending on the connection method. Learn how to build series and parallel circuits with this physics lab and analyze how readings differ between each circuit.
4. The Effect of a Magnetic Field on Moving Charges: Physics Lab
A magnetic field is the area in which other objects can be affected by a magnet or moving charge. Observe the effect magnetic fields have on moving charges with this lab and analyze the observational data collected.
5. The Photoelectric Effect: Physics Lab
Einstein's photoelectric effect experiment showed that light can act as a particle. Follow along with the experiment in this lab and analyze the data collected to understand the photoelectric effect.
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