Capacitor Lab: Inquiry into Capacitor Design A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines.


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Title Capacitor Lab: Inquiry into Capacitor Design
Description This is an inquiry activity that I have not used in class yet. Learning Goals: Students will be able to: •Identify the variables that affect the capacitance and how each affects the capacitance. •Determine the relationships between charge, voltage, and stored energy for a capacitor. •Relate the design of the capacitor system to its ability to store energy.
Subject Physics
Level High School, Undergrad - Intro
Type Homework, Lab
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords capacitor, inquiry, phet
Simulation(s) Capacitor Lab


Author(s) Trish Loeblein
Contact Email patricia.loeblein@colorado.edu
School / Organization PhET
Date submitted 8/7/11
Date updated 8/7/11