About This Chapter
Physics Lab Experiments: Electricity - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
Electrical charges power the world, provided we can store the energy and disperse it as needed. Energy can be transmitted in different ways, including light passing through electrons in metals. Various electric and magnetic fields have different effects on moving charges. An understanding of circuitry is also important for knowing how to move and store energy. When it comes to electricity, this chapter can help you better understand the following:
- The reaction of moving charges
- How capacitors work
- Electrical currents and circuits
|Static Electric Field & Moving Charges: Physics Lab||Explore how moving charges react to a static electric field.|
|Electrical Energy Storage of Capacitors: Physics Lab||Watch how capacitors build up an electric charge and discharge that energy, and then explain electrical energy storage.|
|Change in Electric Current: Physics Lab||Identify the changes in electric current as it goes through resistors.|
|Building Series & Parallel Circuits: Physics Lab||Construct parallel and series circuits, and then note the differences between these circuit types.|
|The Effect of a Magnetic Field on Moving Charges: Physics Lab||Discover what moving charges do in the presence of a magnetic field.|
|The Photoelectric Effect: Physics Lab||Describe the photoelectric effect, show the relationship between the energy of incident light and wavelengths, and then explain the emission of 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.
Earning College Credit
Did you know… We have over 160 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 Physics: High School course
- Introduction to Physics
- Vectors in Physics
- Kinematics in Physics
- Newton's Laws in Physics
- Work, Energy, & Power in Physics
- Linear Momentum in Physics
- Circular Motion and Gravitation in Physics
- Physics Lab Experiments: Motion
- Oscillations in Physics
- Waves, Sound, and Light
- Physics Lab Experiments: Matter & Light
- Electrical Forces and Fields in Physics
- Potential and Capacitance in Physics
- Direct Current Circuits in Physics
- Magnetism in Physics
- Thermal Physics & Thermodynamics
- Teaching Resources for High School Physics