About This Chapter
How it works:
- Begin your assignment or other high school physical science work.
- Identify the electricity concepts that you're stuck on.
- Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
- Press play, watch and learn!
- Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
- As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.
Who's it for?
This chapter of our high school physical science tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about electricity and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:
- Struggle with understanding electric force fields, Coulomb's law, electric circuits or any other electricity topic
- Have limited time for studying
- Want a cost effective way to supplement their science learning
- Prefer learning science visually
- Find themselves failing or close to failing their electricity unit
- Cope with ADD or ADHD
- Want to get ahead in high school physical science
- Don't have access to their science teacher outside of class
Why it works:
- Engaging Tutors: We make learning about electricity simple and fun.
- Cost Efficient: For less than 20% of the cost of a private tutor, you'll have unlimited access 24/7.
- Consistent High Quality: Unlike a live physical science tutor, these video lessons are thoroughly reviewed.
- Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn electricity on the go!
- Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.
- Define electric charge
- Discover why opposite charges attract and like charges repel
- Learn about electric force fields and arrow direction
- Read about Coulomb's law
- Discover how electric charges obtain the potential to do work, and explore charge collections
- Discuss the qualities of insulators and conductors
- Identify voltage sources
- Define electric current, electric power and electrical resistance
- Study Ohm's law
- Learn about the components of an electric circuit
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. 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.
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.
6. Voltage Sources: Energy Conversion and Examples
We use them every day, but no one really gives them much thought. What are we talking about? Why, voltage sources, of course! Batteries and generators are two of the most common sources of voltage that power our daily lives. We'll look at them in detail to see how they work.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. What is Electric Power?
Power is a word we use all the time, but do you really know what it means? We'll look at how electrical power relates to voltage, current and resistance and how knowing that relationship can help you in everyday life.
12. Electric Force: Definition & Equation
The electric force is one of the most powerful, fundamental forces in the universe. In this lesson, we will learn how charged objects exert electric forces on each other and how to calculate the strength of that force.
Earning College Credit
Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.
To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page
Transferring credit to the school of your choice
Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.
Other chapters within the High School Physical Science: Tutoring Solution course
- Physical Science - Understanding Matter: Tutoring Solution
- Physical Science - Understanding Gases: Tutoring Solution
- Physical Science - Understanding the Atom & Atomic Structure: Tutoring Solution
- Physical Science - The Periodic Table: Tutoring Solution
- Physical Science - Understanding Chemical Bonding: Tutoring Solution
- Physical Science - Understanding Solutions: Tutoring Solution
- Physical Science - Stoichiometry: Tutoring Solution
- Physical Science - Acids, Bases and Chemical Reactions: Tutoring Solution
- Physical Science - Atomic and Nuclear Physics: Tutoring Solution
- Physical Science - Understanding Motion: Tutoring Solution
- Physical Science - Force, Motion, and Newton's Laws: Tutoring Solution
- Physical Science - Work, Energy, Power, and Thermodynamics: Tutoring Solution
- Physical Science - Waves, Sound, and Light: Tutoring Solution
- Physical Science - Thermal Physics: Tutoring Solution
- Physical Science - Magnetism: Tutoring Solution
- Physical Science - Intro to Organic Chemistry: Tutoring Solution
- Physical Science - The Universe: Tutoring Solution
- Physical Science - Atmospheric Science: Tutoring Solution
- Physical Science - Geologic Time: Tutoring Solution
- Physical Science - The Internal Structure of the Earth: Tutoring Solution
- Physical Science - Plate Tectonics: Tutoring Solution
- Physical Science - Minerals and Rocks: Tutoring Solution
- Physical Science - Igneous Rocks: Tutoring Solution
- Physical Science - Sedimentary Rocks - A Deeper Look: Tutoring Solution
- Physical Science - Metamorphic Rocks - A Deeper Look: Tutoring Solution
- Physical Science - Volcanoes: Tutoring Solution
- Physical Science - Earthquakes: Tutoring Solution
- Physical Science - Weathering and Erosion: Tutoring Solution
- Physical Science - Water Balance: Tutoring Solution
- Physical Science - Ground Water: Tutoring Solution
- Physical Science - Coastal Hazards: Tutoring Solution