# 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.

## Segment A: Intro to Electricity

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.

### Science

SP5

Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about electrical and magnetic force interactions.

SP5.a

Develop and use mathematical models and generate diagrams to compare and contrast the electric and gravitational forces between two charged objects.

S8P5

Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about gravity, electricity, and magnetism as major forces acting in nature.

S8P5.a

Construct an argument using evidence to support the claim that fields (i.e., magnetic fields, gravitational fields, and electric fields) exist between objects exerting forces on each other even when the objects are not in contact.

-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.

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.

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