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Title Capacitor_Lab_Basics _html_Remote_lab
Description This inquiry lab is designed for students to work individually remotely, but could also be used in class with groups. 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. Explain how to use a capacitor to light a bulb. Describe what happens as charge drains away from a capacitor into a light bulb
Subject Physics
Level High School, Undergrad - Intro
Type Homework, Lab, Remote Learning
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords capacitor, inquiry, rc circuits, remote
Simulation(s) Capacitor Lab: Basics (HTML5), Circuit Construction Kit: DC (HTML5)


Author(s) Trish Loeblein
Contact Email patricia.loeblein@colorado.edu
School / Organization PhET
Date submitted 4/7/20
Date updated 4/7/20