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Title Introduction to Static Electricity using Electric Field Hockey and Charges and Fields (Inquiry Based)
Description This is an inquiry based activity. Learning Goals: Students will be able to: Determine the variables that affect how charged bodies interact. Predict how charged bodies will interact. Describe the strength and direction of the electric field around a charged body.Use free-body diagrams and vector addition to help explain the interactions.
Subject Physics
Level High School
Type Lab
Duration 120 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords Vectors, charge, electron, field, molecule, phet activity, vector
Simulation(s) Charges and Fields (HTML5), Charges and Fields, Electric Field Hockey


Author(s) Trish Loeblein
Contact Email patricia.loeblein@colorado.edu
School / Organization PhET CU Boulder
Date submitted 2/23/06
Date updated 9/6/16