• Electricity

Learning Targets:

1. Define the SI unit of charge
2. Identify the basic carries of positive and negative charges
3. Explain the concept of conservation of charge
4. Explain the concepts of insulators, conductors, and semiconductors as they relate to their ability to conduct electric charges
5. Explain the concepts of charge conduction and charge induction
6. State Coulomb’s law
7. Apply Coulomb’s law to systems of static charges
8. Define electrical current
9. Define an electric circuit
10. Explain the concepts of ammeters and voltmeters as they apply to measuring electrical characteristics in a circuit
11. Explain the concept of electrical resistance
12. Explain resistance and resistivity
13. Use the equation for resistivity to determine the resistance of objects
14. Apply resistance to electrical systems
15. State Ohm’s law
16. Use Ohm’s law to relate current, voltage, and resistance in simple electrical circuits
17. Derive the expression for electrical power and apply to simple electrical systems
18. Describe concepts of emf, terminal voltage, internal resistance, and load resistance
19. Determine the current output and power delivered by an emf source
20. Derive expressions for the equivalent resistance for networks of series and of parallel resistors
21. Determine the resistance of a network of resistors
22. Analyze basic circuits to determine the circuits’ electrical characteristics

Powerpoints:

1. Electric Charge and Electrostatics
2. Coulomb's Law
3. Resistance and Ohm's Law
4. Simple Circuits
5. Circuit Diagrams

Assignments:

1. Coulomb's Law Worksheet
2. Resistance Worksheet
3. Ohm's Law Worksheet
4. Circuit Diagram Worksheet

Labs:

1. Electrostatic Lab
2. Battery Lab
3. DC Circuit Lab