HS-PS3-5

Develop and use a model of two objects interacting through electric or magnetic fields to illustrate the forces between objects and the changes in energy of the objects due to the interaction.

 
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Introduction to Electrostatics

High School Physics » Unit: Electrostatics
High School Physics » Unit: Electrostatics
Timothy Brennan
Woodstock, VT
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Charged particles impart forces on one another that can be calculated.

 
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static slide
   

Parallel and Series Circuits

High School Physics » Unit: Electrostatics and Circuits
High School Physics » Unit: Electrostatics and Circuits
Jameson Parker
Danbury, CT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In a series circuit, the current remains constant and voltage-drops add together and in a parallel circuit the currents add together and voltage-drops are constant.

 
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parallel
   

Ohm's Law

High School Physics » Unit: Electrostatics & Electricity
High School Physics » Unit: Electrostatics & Electricity
Sara Leins
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Today, students read all about Ohm's Law before applying it in an online simulation.

 
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paired reading simulation
   

Forces and Work Revisited

High School Physics » Unit: Electrostatics
High School Physics » Unit: Electrostatics
Timothy Brennan
Woodstock, VT
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Work can be calculated as the area under a force versus distance graph.

 
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coulombs law image
   

Series, Parallel, & Complex Resistor Combinations

High School Physics » Unit: Electrostatics & Electricity
High School Physics » Unit: Electrostatics & Electricity
Sara Leins
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Series, parallel, or both? Today, students learn the rules of calculating the total resistance in a variety of circuits.

 
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Enhancing Our Model of Work

High School Physics » Unit: Electrostatics
High School Physics » Unit: Electrostatics
Timothy Brennan
Woodstock, VT
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Estimations are important, necessary, and can be improved.

 
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dilemma
   

Electric Potential Energy - Introduction

High School Physics » Unit: Electrostatics
High School Physics » Unit: Electrostatics
Timothy Brennan
Woodstock, VT
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

There are several kinds of potential energy, including electric potential energy.

 
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Circuit Sukoku

High School Physics » Unit: Electrostatics and Circuits
High School Physics » Unit: Electrostatics and Circuits
Jameson Parker
Danbury, CT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In a series circuit, the current remains constant and voltage-drops add together and in a parallel circuit the current adds and voltage-drops are constant.

 
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sudoku
   

Ohm on the Range

High School Physics » Unit: Electrostatics and Circuits
High School Physics » Unit: Electrostatics and Circuits
Jameson Parker
Danbury, CT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Ohm's Law, V=IR, is the mathematical relationship between voltage, current and resistance.

 
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circuit
   

Introduction to Forces and Work

High School Physics » Unit: Electrostatics
High School Physics » Unit: Electrostatics
Timothy Brennan
Woodstock, VT
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Work can be calculated as the product of force and distance.

 
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lightning over oradea romania 3
   

Electric Field Lines

High School Physics » Unit: Electrostatics and Circuits
High School Physics » Unit: Electrostatics and Circuits
Jameson Parker
Danbury, CT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Electric field lines provide a visual representation of the direction and magnitude of forces that would act on a test charge.

 
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field
   

Investigating Work and Forces - Day 1

High School Physics » Unit: Electrostatics
High School Physics » Unit: Electrostatics
Timothy Brennan
Woodstock, VT
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Macroscopic scale objects (springs, for example) can serve as substitutes for microscopic scale objects like charges.

 
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Multiple Charges, Multiple Forces

High School Physics » Unit: Electrostatics
High School Physics » Unit: Electrostatics
Timothy Brennan
Woodstock, VT
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Forces can be summed together to create a "net force."

 
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3charges
   

Constructing Circuits

High School Physics » Unit: Electrostatics & Electricity
High School Physics » Unit: Electrostatics & Electricity
Sara Leins
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Wires, light bulbs, and batteries - oh my! Today, students use these materials and to explore circuits in series and parallel combinations.

 
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circuit construction
   

Household Circuits

High School Physics » Unit: Electrostatics and Circuits
High School Physics » Unit: Electrostatics and Circuits
Jameson Parker
Danbury, CT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In a series circuit, the current remains constant and voltage-drops add together and in a parallel circuit the current adds and voltage-drops are constant.

 
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parallel
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