Electric Fields

Electric fields are used to keep track of forces that charged particles feel.

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Electric Fields

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.
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The Electric Field

Defines the concept of an electric field and provides the formula for calculating electric field strength.
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lightning-rod

Learn about charge, electric field, and electric potential in the context of a lightning strike.
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Coulomb's Law

Learn how the placement of charges leads to electric field and electric potential patterns in nearby space.
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Touch Screen

Learn about how capacitances add in series and parallel by exploring the physics behind a touch-screen device.
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Electric Fields Simulation

Use electric charges to score a goal with a hockey puck.
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Boeing 747 Gets Hit By Lightning

Learn what happens when a 747 is struck by lightning right after takeoff.
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A demonstration and explanation of how a Faraday cage works are shown in this video.
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High School Physics - Electric Fields

Discusses electric fields, how to draw electric field lines, and how to solve for the magnitude of electric fields.
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Electric Fields Discussion Questions

A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Electric Fields.
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• Real World Application

Learn how to protect yourself from electric fields.
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Storing Static Electricity

Learn about early experiments with electricity.
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Microwaves

Discover how microwaves work.
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