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Coulomb's Law: Some Practice with Proportions
In this Coulomb's Law activity, high schoolers solve 10 problems given two charges and the distance between them. Students find the electrostatic force between the charges and they find the forces as the distance between the charges and the size of the charges changes.
Electrostatics - Getting a Charge Out of Physics
Charge up your physics class with this presentation on electrostatics. They will be able to explain what electrostatics is, how electric charge is conserved, and the basics of electric force. They will see how to use Coulomb's law to compute the electric force between to charges. This straightforward set of slides will provide strong support for your lesson on electrostatics.
What a shock your physics pupils will receive when they view this fascinating PowerPoint! They will be able to calculate electric field strength using Coulomb's law as a result. They will also visualize electric fields and grasp the behavior of electrons within a conductor. They examine Faraday's experiments with electricity. This marvelous resource thoroughly prepares learners of physics for dealing with electrostatic equilibrium. Follow the show with some problem-solving practice.
Coulomb's Law and Induced Polarization
Engage your aspiring physicists in a series of lab activities directied at demonstrating the behavior of electric force. In completing these exercises, learners will explore Coulomb's and Gauss's Laws. Well-written directions to four different activites are laid out as well as four ideas for assessments. Thank the National Science Teachers' Association for compiling this collection of resources!
Ninth graders observe the relationship between electrical charge and force. In this electrical charge lesson plan students experiment and find the quantitative relationship between force and the center to center distance between objects.
Learners demonstrate the attraction of small pieces of paper to a charged plastic rod and conduct experiment with other objects to determine whether they can hold a charge. They then use online applets to apply their experiments to Coulomb's law.
Coulombic Love Triangles
In this forces worksheet, students apply Coulomb's law to determine the magnitude of the electrostatic force and the net force of three charges that form an equilateral triangle. This worksheet has 2 problems to solve.
Students derive the equation of Gauss's law. In this physics lesson, students investigate the factors affecting the strength of the electric field. They perform simulation on Gauss's law.
Dependence of Light Intensity on Distance
Hopefully you have a sensor interface for your physics class to use with graphing calculators when collecting data with a light sensor. If so, read on. Use this resource for learners to predict and then test whether or not the intensity of light is directly related to the distance from the point light source. After the investigation, they associate findings to the forces of gravity and electricity. This is an outstanding activity for introducing the inverse square law.
Types of Circuits and Ohm's Law
In this circuits activity, students compare and contrast series and parallel circuits. Students learn about Ohm's Law and define current, voltage, and resistance. This activity has 6 matching, 18 fill in the blank, and 8 short answer questions.
Types of Circuits and Ohm's Law
In this circuits an Ohm's Law worksheet, students read about the differences between series and parallel circuits. They are given Ohm's Law and the definitions of current, voltage and resistance. Students match variables with their quantities, they label circuits, they identify types of circuits, they use Ohm's Law to solve for current and voltage and they experiment in the lab with 4 circuits.
Review of Chemical Bonding
This is an online exercise in which chemistry learners answer a series of multiple choice questions about bonding. Topics addressed include ionic and covalent bonds, electronegativity, ions, valence electrons, resonance structure, and the octet rule. When learners submit, the correct answers get highlighted in green, and if they made errors, they are highlighted in red. This is a terrific way to study for an exam.
AP Chemistry Topic 11: Electrochemistry, Part C, Examples, Part II
Teach your chemistry charges how to calculate amounts of metals produced during an electroplating process. This invaluable handout details the electroplating process and then provides three examples that you can work through with your class. Use it when you introduce the concepts of electroplating for the first time.
Introduction to the Atom
Sal does a phenomenal job introducing students to the atom, and the history that goes along with how we understand and view atoms today. Students are introduced to the atomic number, and how elements are organized into the periodic table of elements. Additionally, Sal shows students how elements are constructed and goes further into the periodic table to help students understand what all of the numbers associated with each element stand for.
2001 U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad Part I
Sixty multiple-choice questions test on a variety of first year chemistry subjects. In order to succeed, exam takers must be competent with properties of elements, stoichiometry problems, gas laws, bond dissociation, and types of reactions. A page is provided that displays a comprehensive chart of abbreviations and symbols, constants, and the periodic table. Also, an answer key is provided for teachers. This is a top-notch exam!
Support your electrochemistry lesson with this polished presentation! Chemistry apprentices are introduced to redox reactions, oxidation numbers, and balancing equations. They view photos and diagrams that will solidify their understanding of voltaic cells, electromagnetic force, and batteries. There is enough detailed material here to support several lectures on topic.
Balancing Chemical Equations Lesson Plan
High schoolers observe how to balance chemical equations and explore how to write formulas. In this chemistry lesson students balance chemical equations and visualize the concept by observing an experiment using one of the equations.
In this electrical worksheet, students answer a series of 17 questions about electrical shock and electrical safety. This worksheet is printable and the answers are available on-line.
The Founder of Electromagnetism
Students identify and study the founder of electromagnetism. In this magnetism lesson students complete several experiments including building a galvanometer.
In this capacitance worksheet, students solve 19 problems about capacitance, voltage, electric charge and Ohm's Law. They use calculus to solve some of the problems and they are given equations used to solve different capacitance problems.