PhET Student Interactive Introduction on Capacitance & Dielectric Constants


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Title PhET Student Interactive Introduction on Capacitance & Dielectric Constants
Description In this lab students will explore the effect of space and dielectric materials inserted between the conductors of the capacitor in a circuit. They will discover the relationship between capacitance, plate area and separation. Students will able to visualize how a dielectric changes the amount of charge a capacitor can hold.
Subject Mathematics, Physics
Level High School
Type Guided Activity, Homework, Lab
Duration 30 minutes
Answers Included Yes
Language English
Keywords capacitance, charge, dielectric, dielectric constant, electric field, plate area
Simulation(s) Capacitor Lab


Author(s) Megan Stadt
Contact Email megan.frantz@okemosk12.net
School / Organization Okemos High
Date submitted 7/25/18
Date updated 7/25/18