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Ch 29: MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary): Electricity

About This Chapter

Utilize this chapter to watch short and entertaining video lessons that explain Coulomb's law and other concepts about electricty for the MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary) exam. Take quizzes to test your recollection.

MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary): Electricity - Chapter Summary

View brief and interesting video lessons that explain the types of electrical circuits. Give yourself a short assessment on the reasons for static electricity. Together, the video lessons and quizzes in this chapter will assist you with being able to answer exam questions based on the following:

  • Definition of electric charge, electric current, and electrical resistance
  • Electric force fields
  • Coulomb's law and Ohm's law
  • Definition of an electric potential
  • Examples of insulators and conductors
  • Types of electrical circuit fundamentals
  • Reasons for static electricity

If you get any of your quiz questions incorrect, you can quickly review the sections of the videos that explain the answers. You can also look over the video transcripts. They contain bold printed vocabulary words to let you know the terms on which to focus.

MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary): Electricity Objectives

The material covered in this chapter relates to the Physical Science area of the MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary) exam which makes up 25% of the entire test. You can expect to answer approximately 100 multiple-choice questions on paper or a computer. Test objectives include you displaying your understanding of the use of electricity and its characteristics.

10 Lessons in Chapter 29: MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary): Electricity
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

Electric Potential: Charge Collections and Volt Unit

4. Electric Potential: Charge Collections and Volt Unit

In this lesson, we'll find out that electric charges can be rather lazy until something motivates them to get work done. Find out what gives electric charges the potential to do work and how we measure that potential with something called voltage.

Insulators and Conductors: Examples, Definitions & Qualities

5. 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.

What is Electric Current? - Definition, Unit & Types

6. What is Electric Current? - Definition, Unit & Types

Like a river current is the flow of water molecules, electrical current is the flow of charged particles. In this lesson, we're going to explore what electrical current is, what causes it, and that, unlike a water current, electrical current doesn't always flow in one direction.

Electrical Resistance: Definition, Unit & Variables

7. Electrical Resistance: Definition, Unit & Variables

We'll take a shopping trip to the mall to learn how electrical resistance works and how it is affected by resistivity, conductor dimensions, and temperature. We'll also take a look at several common appliances that take advantage of resistance to function.

Ohm's Law: Definition & Relationship Between Voltage, Current & Resistance

8. Ohm's Law: Definition & Relationship Between Voltage, Current & Resistance

Did you know that electrical current is affected by the voltage and resistance in a circuit? In this lesson, we'll use Ohm's law, which tells us how current, voltage, and resistance are related, as we work through several electric circuit examples.

Electric Circuit Fundamentals: Components & Types

9. Electric Circuit Fundamentals: Components & Types

Electric circuits can be configured to power several loads, such as light bulbs, in series or in parallel. In this lesson, we'll look at both types of circuits and see how the voltage, current, and resistance are affected by installing additional loads.

What is Static Electricity? - Definition, Causes & Uses

10. What is Static Electricity? - Definition, Causes & Uses

In this lesson you will learn what static electricity is, what causes it, and what conditions prevent static electricity from occurring. You'll also see some fun and interesting real world situations and applications that involve static electricity.

Chapter Practice Exam
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