This 16 slide Electric Force and Coulomb's Law lesson package begins with an introduction to Electric Force and Charles Augustin de Coulomb. It then overviews the Inverse Square Rule, describes what a Coulomb is, compares Electric and Gravitational forces and concludes with the mathematical approach to Calculating the Net Electric Force on an object. There are many opportunities for students to test their knowledge through "Check Your Understanding" slides with the teacher version containing the answers. There are 2 videos embedded in the PowerPoint. Simply start the slideshow and click the image and it will open in your browser. The PowerPoint contains diagrams, examples and explanations. It includes the lesson (student and teacher versions of the PowerPoint) and a student lesson handout as a word document which follows the PowerPoint.
Included in the lesson package is:
- The teacher version of the PowerPoint
- The student version of the PowerPoint
- 2 videos embedded into the PowerPoint
- Student lesson handout
In order, the lesson covers:
- Electric Force
- Charles Augustin de Coulomb
- Inverse Square Rule
- What is a Coulomb?
- FE vs. Fg
- Calculating the Net Electric Force on an object
The student version of the PowerPoint contains multiple blanks that need to be filled in throughout the lesson. These blanks are conveniently underlined and bolded on the teacher copy. I have found this to be the most effective means of keeping my students engaged and active without having them write everything out. This also leaves more time for discussion and activities.
Within my complete Electric and Gravitational Fields Unit you can find the following lesson packages:
Lesson 1 - Electrostatic Charge and the Electrical Structure of Matter
Lesson 2 - Electric Forces and Coulomb's Law
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