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Introduction to Electricity

We introduce electricity with overviews of current and static electricity. We discuss electricity's place among the fundamental forces of the universe and discuss how it influences our daily lives.

Unit 5 Segment A: Intro to Electricity We introduce electricity with overviews of current and static electricity. We discuss electricity's place among the fundamental forces of the universe and discuss how it influences our daily lives.

Premiere Date: August 2, 2018 | Runtime: 00:07:39

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Learning Objectives

-Understand that the electrostatic force is one of the fundamental forces found in the universe.

-Qualitatively look at the range of influence and strength of the force.

-Discuss two ways in which the electromagnetic force can be seen, in static and current electricity.

-Discuss properties of positive and negative charges.

-Compare and contrast the electrostatic force to the force due to gravity.

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Introduction to Electricity Lab
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Vocabulary

current electricity - the flow of electric charge through a circuit.

electrostatic force (FE) - one of the four fundamental forces of the universe; the attraction and repulsion of particles based on their electrical charges; is equal to Coulomb’s constant times the magnitude of two charges divided by the distance between the charges, squared.

static electricity - the accumulation of electric charge on the surface of or within a material.

Georgia Standards of Excellence

SP5
Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about electrical and magnetic force interactions.
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Develop and use mathematical models and generate diagrams to compare and contrast the electric and gravitational forces between two charged objects.

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