Quest for the Coulomb Cup


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Title Quest for the Coulomb Cup
Description This is a classroom activity that I use during a 57-minute period in high school physics. Students find it one of the most engaging activities of the year-long course. Students work in lab groups of four. (That explains the name box on the first page.) When a group scores a goal at an appropriate level, I stamp their sheets. And I reward their success with increasing amounts of extra credit. As always, run through the activity yourself before giving it to students. Classroom teachers using school email addresses can obtain the answer key. Send your request for "Quest for the Coulomb Cup Answer Key" to dean@phyz.org.
Subject Physics
Level High School, Middle School
Type Lab
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords Conceptual Physics Tech Lab, Phyz, challenge, competition
Simulation(s) Electric Field Hockey


Author(s) Dean Baird, Paul G. Hewitt
Contact Email dean@phyz.org
School / Organization Rio Americano High School
Date submitted 3/22/09
Date updated 10/19/14