This lesson aligns with the Common Core State Standards:
"STANDARD 5 - Matter and Energy
The teacher understands the nature and properties of energy in its various forms, and the processes by which energy is exchanged and/or transformed.
5D. understands the characteristics and relationships among thermal, acoustical, radiant, electrical, chemical, mechanical, and nuclear energies
5H. analyzes atomic and nuclear reactions in natural and man made energy systems.
5I. demonstrates the ability to use instruments or to explain functions of the technologies used to study matter and energy."
PowerPoint lesson I in the Unit VI "Electricity & Magnetism" unit - introductory physics. This lesson identifies electric charges and force; describes how electric forces and fields are generated, and explains the nature of static electricity.
PowerPoint lessons contain many graphics and links to short videos to further student understanding.
PowerPoint slides also contain notes for the instructor based on students most "frequently asked questions" or FAQ's to help clarify the subject.
A class activity is included at the end of each lesson and a 20-question interactive quiz/review at kahoot.it is also included as a link in the last slide.
A separate student note guide activity is also available for this lesson.
*All PowerPoint lessons; review programs; student worksheets/activities and assessments for this unit can be found under the "Introductory Physics Complete Unit VI "Electricity and Magnetism" zip file folder.
Terms/concepts covered in this lesson include:
net electric charge
electric field strength
electric charge transfer
Van de Graaf generator
Introduction to Physics Lesson I "Electric Charge & Static Electricity"
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