Physical Science: Unit 10 Electricity and Magnetism
Unit Title: Electricity and Magnetism
Brief Summary of Unit
Students will understand that:
• Electricity is the movement of charged particles including electrons.
• Friction can induce electrostatic charges
• There are fundamental differences between alternating and direct current in regards to the sources that produce them
• There is a direct relationship between voltage, resistance, and current
• There is a relationship between electricity and magnetism
• What are the properties of electricity and how is it used in our lives?
• What is magnetism?
• How are magnetism and electricity related?
Students will know: (Knowledge)
• The difference between alternating and direct current
• Calculate voltage, resistance, and current
Students will be able to do (Skills)
• Interpret, organize data in graphs, tables and charts
• Solve Ohms Law for voltage, resistance and current
Formal Assessments and Performance Tasks
Unit 11 Written test
Lab write up
Informal Assessments and Other Evidence
• Cornell notes
• Collaborative groups
• Distributed practice (Info/worksheets)
• Discovery or Inquiry learning (Webquest)
• Create a Newsletter (Electric charge, electric force, current, circuits and/or magnets & magnetic fields, electric currents from magnetism)
• Compare and Contrast (series & parallel circuits, electrical insulator & conductor, direct & alternating current, etc.)
• Anticipation activity (graphic organizer)
• Design a schematic diagram from text for series and parallel circuits
• Pair students; students with high ability, low ability, and other.
• Extended time on tests or assignments
• Enhanced learning material
Relevant Content Vocabulary
Electric charge, electrical conductor, electrical insulator, electric force, electric field, electrical potential energy, potential difference, cell, electric current, resistance, electric circuit, schematic diagram, series circuit, parallel circuit, electric power, fuse, circuit breaker
Magnetic pole, magnetic field, solenoid, electromagnet, electric motor, galvanometer, electromagnetic induction, generator, alternating current, transformer