Coulomb's Law Teacher Resources
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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.
Students 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.
In this Coulomb's Law worksheet, 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.
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!
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. For this physics lesson, students investigate the factors affecting the strength of the electric field. They perform simulation on Gauss's law.
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.
Ninth graders observe the relationship between electrical charge and force. In this electrical charge instructional activity students experiment and find the quantitative relationship between force and the center to center distance between objects.
Students explore static electricity and view a demonstration of electrostatic forces and see how they exist between charged objects.
In this molecular force instructional activity, students list the different intermolecular and intermolecular forces exhibited in pairs of chemical compounds shown. Students list the different bonds found in several compounds.
Students compare and contrast series and parallel circuits. In this series of physics lesson, students calculate voltage, current and resistance using Ohm's Law. They calculate electrical energy consumption at home.
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.
Students study the relationships between electric forces, charges and distance. In this static electricity instructional activity students develop a model and explain how to charge objects.
Learners explore the principles behind electricity. In this physics lesson, students explain how static electricity works. They differentiate insulators and conductors.
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.
The topics covered in these multiple choice questions are about atomic structure and bonding, state configurations, pressure and solution concentration, and energy graphs. This is a midterm review which could be used with the whole class, during group work, or for independent study.
Ninth graders explain how atoms and molecules form different substances during chemical reactions and how these processes require losing, gaining or sharing electrons. They correctly write chemical formulas and show how a balanced chemical equation must have the same number and types of atoms on each side of the arrow.
In this circuits worksheet, students compare and contrast series and parallel circuits. Students learn about Ohm's Law and define current, voltage, and resistance. This worksheet has 6 matching, 18 fill in the blank, and 8 short answer questions.
Not really just a lesson plan, but a series of activities, reading handouts, and teacher's guidelines for conducting a class mini unit on the battery. Physical scientists focus on the history of the cell battery, experiment with battery-powered circuits, and examine the benefits of using rechargeable versions such as the nickel-cadmium cell. This is a comprehensive package that you will appreciate having available for your upper-elementary and middle school science classes.