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Title Charges and Fields Remote Lab Introduction to Static Electricity
Description This lab is designed for students working remotely. There is a video using Electric Field hockey because at this time, the simulation is still in Java form. I have included clicker questions from Electric field hockey, but I did not put them in the student lab. The learning goals are: Students will be able to Determine the variables that affect how charged bodies interact Predict how charged bodies will interact Describe the strength and direction of the electric field around a charged body. Use free-body diagrams and vector addition to help explain the interactions. Compare electric fields to gravitational fields.
Subject Physics
Level High School, Undergrad - Intro
Type Lab, Remote Learning
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords charge, electric field, electrostatics
Simulation(s) Balloons and Static Electricity (HTML5), Charges and Fields (HTML5), Electric Field Hockey


Author(s) Trish Loeblein
Contact Email patricia.loeblein@colorado.edu
School / Organization PhET
Date submitted 4/23/20
Date updated 4/24/20