Charges Activity with Various Simulations


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Title Charges Activity with Various Simulations
Description This is a little activity pulled from a PHYS1010 lecture on electric charges from CU Boulder. The applets are used to supplement the lecture, and the included concept questions help to make sure students are following. This activity was developed in 2003 before most of our research with PhET interviews and before we developed the Inquiry Guidelines. Therefore, the lessons are more directed then we would now recommend. Also, this activity was used in a course with very large enrollment (200+), so many questions are constrained to being multiple choice or numeric for computer grading. Please email phethelp@colorado.edu if you are a teacher and would like a solution key.
Subject Physics
Level High School, Undergrad - Intro
Type Concept Questions
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords charges, electric, electron, field, forces, phet activity
Simulation(s) Balloons and Static Electricity, Charges and Fields, Electric Field Hockey, John Travoltage


Author(s) Kathy Perkins, Carl Wieman
Contact Email katherine.perkins@colorado.edu
School / Organization University of Colorado
Date submitted 5/16/08
Date updated 1/9/11