Electric Current - AP Physics 1

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COMPLETELY EDITABLE SLIDES! Includes video and Cornell notes! This is a lesson on electrical current targeted at AP Physics 1 - but appropriate for all HS Physics and introductory college-level physics classes. Formats are (PPTX, MP4, DOCX, PDF). The resources are Powerpoint slides, a video of the slides with voiceover (accessible via YouTube), student worksheets in Cornell format that follow the slides, and an overview document that lists NGSS Standards and AP Physics learning objectives covered in the slides. All documents are editable in Word (docx) or Powerpoint (pptx) format so you can adapt them to your students’ needs. The videos (mp4) are a great way to serve as a resource for students who miss class or need more reinforcement outside of class, or they can be used for a flipped classroom. The videos are accessed through a private YouTube links that are included in the overview document.

Topics covered in the slides are:

Definition of current

Moving charges

Current direction

Water pipe analogy to a circuit

Equation for current

André-Marie Ampere and Charles-Augustin de Coulomb

Example problems

Free electrons

Drift velocity

Electric potential difference

Drift velocity and electric field

Example problem

War of the Currents (AC and DC)

Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla

AC and DC usage today

Total Pages
41 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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