Students will learn what an electric field is, how to draw electric field lines and how to calculate electric fields. They will also learn to apply the electric field in order to find the direction a charge would move.
Defines the concept of an electric field and provides the formula for calculating electric field strength.
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A demonstration and explanation of how a Faraday cage works are shown in this video.
Discusses electric fields, how to draw electric field lines, and how to solve for the magnitude of electric fields.
Electric fields form from array of charges; decipher direction and strength of such fields.
Reviews the concept of the electric field and the calculation of the forces on charges within electric fields.
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Electric Fields.
This is an activity for students to complete while reading the The Electric Field Concept
Use electric charges to score a goal with a hockey puck.
Shows how electric fields and point charges interact with one another.
This study guide reviews electrostatics: Coulomb's law, properties of charges, electric field, conductive materials (conductors, insulators, semiconductors, superconductors), and charging by conduction or induction.