Ch 30: MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary): Electricity

About This Chapter

This chapter can help you prepare for questions on the MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary) exam related to electricity, including electric charges, fields and currents.

MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary): Electricity - Chapter Summary

These lessons are an effective way to review the nature of electrical energy and how it's measured. Each lesson is instructed by an expert instructor who can help you prepare for questions on the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) Integrated Science (Secondary) exam about:

  • Electrical charges and forces
  • Diagrams of electric force fields
  • Variables that affect forces between two charged particles
  • Charge collections and voltage
  • Qualities of insulators and conductors
  • Units and types of electric current
  • Variables that affect electrical resistance
  • Components and types of elective circuits

After each lesson, test how much of the information you retained by taking the lesson quizzes. Use these quizzes and the video tags from the quiz results to find and reinforce your understanding of the topics you did not fully comprehend. Once you feel you have a strong understanding of the material presented in this chapter, test yourself with practice chapter exam to make sure you know what you need to know about electricity for the MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary) exam.

MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary): Electricity Chapter Objectives

Future high school science teachers in the state of Michigan take the MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary) exam as part of their certification process. This exam measures test takers' knowledge of the natural sciences with a series of 100 multiple-choice questions. You have the option to take these questions on a paper-based test administered in a 4.5-hour testing session or a computer-based test given in a 2.5-hour testing session. One-fourth of the material on the test belongs to the Physical Science content domain. Complete the lessons and assessments of this chapter to prepare for some of the questions in this domain to ask you about electricity.

9 Lessons in Chapter 30: MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary): Electricity
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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.

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.

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