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Honors Physical Science
Electricity and Magnetism - A study of electric charge and magnetism.
Test date (May 5-6, 2003)                        workQuiz (May 2, 2003)

This unit will allow each student to:

  1. gain a better understanding of static electric charge, electricity, simple electric circuits and magnetism
  2. continue making proper scientific measurements and calculations
  3. define and properly use all vocabulary
  4. properly apply all terms in describing/explaining real world examples
  5. relate these concepts her/his daily activities and behaviors
  6. teach someone else the concepts discussed
  7. practice proper laboratory safety
This will be accomplished by each student that is able to:
  1. identify SI units of electric charge, resistance, current, potential difference, and power
  2. explain the base unit meanings of the SI units of electricity
  3. describe the effects of static electricity on matter
  4. describe charging by friction, conduction, and induction
  5. describe the behavior of an electroscope in the presence of differing electric charges and fields
  6. describe and sketch electric fields surrounding single charged particles as well as multiple charged particles
  7. distinguish between conductors and insulators
  8. distinguish between dry and wet cells and briefly explain how each produces electricity
  9. describe how the potential energy of an electron changes as it moves through a simple circuit
  10. describe the flow of electric current and electrons through a circuit
  11. conceptually and mathematically relate potential difference, resistance, and current using Ohm's law
  12. differentiate between series and parallel circuits and list their applications
  13. identify characteristics of series and parallel circuits
  14. construct and sketch simple electric circuits using proper circuit symbols
  15. recognize the function of fuses and circuit breakers
  16. describe and calculate electrical power and energy usage
  17. list properties of magnets
  18. model magnetism using domains
  19. describe and sketch magnetic fields
  20. explain the magnetic effects produced by an electric current in a wire
  21. describe how electric motors use electricity and magnetism to do work
  22. describe how work and magnetism are used in generators to produce electricity
  23. distinguish between AC and DC
  24. explain how transformers change the voltage of alternating current


Honors Physical Science
Electricity and Magnetism - A study of electric charge and magnetism.

Holt Science Spectrum - issued textbook Foundations of Physical Science - See teacher for access 
13.1 - Electric Charge and Force - p. 436 #1-2, 4-6
13.2 - Current - p. 445 #1-6, 7, 8
13.3 - Circuits - p. 452 #1-6, 7, 8
14.1 - Magnets and Magnetic Fields - p. 467 #1-5
14.2 - Magnetism from Electric Currents - p. 473 #1, 2, 4, 5
14.3 - Electric Current from Magnetism - p. 480 #1-5
Chapter 6 - Electricity and Electric Circuits
Chapter 7 - Measuring Electricity
Chapter 8 - Electrical Relationships
Chapter 9 - Circuits
Chapter 10 - Magnets and Motors

Lingo to be Learned- you are expected to know the boldface words for the baseQuiz

circuit, conduction, conductor, current, dry cell, electric field, electrical power, electroscope, induction, insulator, Ohm's law, parallel circuit, potential difference, resistance, series circuit, static electricity, wet cell, alternating current, ammeter, direct current, electric motor, electromagnet, electromagnetic induction, generator, magnetic domain, magnetic field, magnetic pole, magnetism, superconductor, transformer, voltmeter, magnet, coulomb, ampere, volt, ohm

Worksheets  - Writing Chemical Formulas and Balancing Equations

Group Lab - Shocking

One must be turned in the day of the workQuiz.
You can choose to turn in one from this link, use in class options, or choose to find an article.

p. 443 #1-4
(Ohm's Law)
p. 451 #1-5
(electrical power)

Possible applications
These may help you in deciding what path to follow for STS articles or the Final Project.
-The workings of a power plant.
-How did Ben Franklin "discover" electricity?
-What is lightning?
-Aplications of major electrical circuit components.
-Why superconductors?
-Electrical wiring safety.
-Magnetic tape/media
-Lightning rods
-Maglev trains