Unit 3 - Electricity


Day
Topic
Files
Homework
Links
1
Introduction to Electrostatics (Charging by Friction)
Static Electricity PPT
Static Electricity Handout
Bill Nye: Electricity
pg. 398 #1-5
pg. 401 #1-5
PhET Simulation -- John Travoltage
PhET Simulation - Baloons and Static Electricity
2
Exploring Electrostatics Labs
Lab: Balloon Static Electricity
Lab: Paper Bits
Lab: Duo Charged Objects
Finish Lab Questions

3
Pith Ball Electroscope (Charging by Contact)

Finish labs from last class
Charging and Discharging Objects PPT
Charging and Discharging Objects Handout
pg. 403 #1-10

4
Pith Ball Electroscope Lab (Charging by Induction)
Pithball Electroscope Lab
PPT: Charging by Induction Diagrams (do after lab)
Finish Lab Questions
Tutorial: Charging and Electroscope
5
Van Der Graaf Generator Demo
Charging Review
Summary: Three Methods of Charging
Electrostatics Quiz Review
pg. 409 #1-5
pg. 415 #6-9
Video: Electrostatics (TVO)
6
Electrostatics In Our Lives
PPT: Everyday Electrostatics
WS: Everyday Electrostatics
pg. 420 #1-5
pg. 426 #1-6
Video: How photocopiers work
Video: Nat Geo - The Science of Lightening
7
Electrostatics Quest



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9
Electric Current
PPT: Current Electricity
Student Notes: Current Electricity


Older Materials
PPT: Electric Current
Notes
Circuit Symbols
  • Page 450, Learning Check #1 - 4
  • Page 453, Learning Check #1 - 5

Electricity Calculations

Older Materials
Current Problems Worksheet
pg. 436 #1-3
Current Electricity - TVO
Potential Difference - TVO
Resistance - TVO
TVO Video Worksheet


Older Materials
Video: Electric Current (TVO)
Video Worksheet (For I, V, and R)
Signal Circuit

10
Electric Voltage
PPT: Circuit Diagrams
Older Materials
PPT: Electric Voltage
Notes
Electric Circuits Handout
pg. 436 #4,5
pg. 438 #1-5
pg. 447 #2-6
Video: Potential Difference (TVO)
How Batteries Work (TedEd)
Battery Voltage

11
Circuit Diagrams
Building Circuits and Circuit Diagrams Activity
(using PhET - Electric Circuits)
Electrical Circuit Construction Assignment
PhET Simulation - Circuit Construction Kit
12
Types of Circuits
Building Circuits Lab
Series and Parallel Powerpoint
Series and Parallel (Student Notes)

Older Materials
Series vs. Parallel Circuits PPT
Notes
pg. 450 #1-4
pg. 453 #1-5

13
Kirchhoff's Laws Lab (formal lab report required)
Kirchoff's Laws Lab Sheet
Finish Part 2 of the lab
pg. 453 #1-5
pg. 457 #1-6

14
Resistance
PPT: Electric Resistance
Notes
pg. 442 #1-3
pg. 447 #8,9,10,13
Video: Resistance (TVO)
Battery-Resistor Circuit

15
Ohm's Law
Ohm's Law Lab Sheet
pg. 467 #1-6,8-11

16
Problem Solving with Series, Parallel, and Combination Circuits (i.e. circuit analysis)
Series Circuit Problems
Parallel Circuit Problems
Work on the sheets

17
More on Circuit Analysis

Same as last day

18
Circuits Quiz
Circuit Safety
PPT: Circuit Safety
Notes
pg. 467 #7,12
Video: GFCIs
Video: Short Circuits (3:12-5:13)
19
Electrical Energy Consumption
PPT: Electrical Energy Consumption
Energy Consumption Sheet
pg. 498 #
Video: Nova - Power Surge
20
Review for Test
Electricity Review Sheets

Jeopardy Review 1
Jeopardy Review 2
21
Electricity Test