Electric Potential Energy and Charge Intensity

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Does the charge on a particle affect its energy? Scholars first explore how the strength of a charge affect the potential energy. They observe the change in the electric fields as this potential energy changes.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Provide pupils with two charge locations and strength and ask them to sketch the electric field
  • Have individuals describe the effect of charge location and strength on the potential energy of the particle
Classroom Considerations

  • Builds on an understanding of potential energy
Pros

  • Provides a strong visual to show the relationship between potential energy and charged particles
  • Allows pupils to explore at their own pace
Cons

  • None
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