## Electric Current is the flow of electric charge:

- basic components of a circuit include power source, load/resistor (light bulbs, etc.), conductor and switch

- types of circuits include series, parallel, short circuits

- current flow in a circuit: alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC)

- voltage, current, and resistance are related: Ohm’s Law (V=IR)

- relative dangers of current and voltage

ELECTRICITY UNIT: April - May 2024

Please see Teams for Notes and Handouts from Mr. Vivian

April 3

Votaic Piles

April 4

Batteries and Voltage

Make your own analogy

April 5

April 9

Series and Parallel Circuits,

April 10

Ohm's law Inquiry

April 11

Playdough and Resistors

April 14

Calculating Ohm's Law

April 15

Practicing Ohm's Law with PHET simulation.

Difference between Series and Parallel when you add another bulb

April 16

Calculating Ohm's law

April 17

Review

April 18

ELECTRICITY UNIT TEST - See Mr. Vivian's study Guide.

April 19, 22,-24

Energy Project

April 25 - Go to Biology Tab with Ms. Wilson

May 23

STATIC ELECTRICITY PPT NOTES

HW: read pages 274-277 , Answer #2,3,4,6,7,8,9,12,13

Pith ball discussion

May 24

Sexual Reproduction Test - Meiosis, Internal vs External Fertilization, Human Reproduction - parts and their functions

May 25

CHARGING OBJECTS

Electroscope Activity

Bonus WS if you missed the electroscope lab

Video explanation of charges

May 26

CIRCUITS PPT NOTES

Circuit Drawing WS

May 29

CURRENT PPT NOTES

Reading Ammeters and Calculating Current WS

May30

Measuring Current Activity

Missed the Lab Activity? Try this PHET Simulation

May 31

VOTAGE PPT NOTES

HW: Read pages 310-313 Probe 9

Answer #2-11, Extending #12 p314

Measuring Voltage in Series and Parallel Activity

June 1

RESISTANCE AND OHM'S LAW PPT NOTES

Calculating Ohm's Law WS

June 2

Catch up/ Current Electricity Review

Electricity Unit Study Guide

June 7

ELECTRICITY UNIT TEST:

Static Electricity - Chapter 9: Use Electrostatic Series to predict the charge of materials if rubbed together. Use Law of Electrical Charges when explaining attraction/repelling. Identify/describe 3 methods of charging objects. Define conductors and insulators and give examples of each.

Current Electricity (chapter 10): Know difference between static and current electricity. Be able to define current, voltage, resistance, draw circuit diagrams and show the direction of electron flow. Identify whether a circuit is in series or parallel. Calculate total voltage in series or parallel circuits. Use I=Q/t to calculate current from a word problem. Use Ohm's Law to calculate current/voltage/resistance.

June 5

Start Ecology - Go to Ecology (Earth Science) Tab

Jan 10:

TYPES OF CHARGE PPT NOTES

What is Static Electricity? Ted Ed video:

KNOW: objects get charged by transferring electrons. Like charges repel, opposite charges attract, and charged objects can attract neutral ones.

BE ABLE TO: Predict which objects would repel, attract, or do nothing, given the charge of each.

Suggested HW: Read pages 274-277, Answer CYU p 278 #1,2,4,7-9,11, 13

HW: At home activity

ELECTROSTATIC SERIES

KNOW: Some objects are better at holding a charge than others. Some materials more readily allow electrons to pass through them than others.

BE ABLE TO: Describe the electrostatic series, list some examples of insulators and conductors. Describe what will be the overall charge if two objects rubbed together.

If we were in class we would have done a lab on this.

CHARGING OBJECTS PPT NOTES,

Intro Bozeman Video, 8 min: How an electroscope works

KNOW: that objects can be charged by friction, conduction and induction.

BE ABLE TO: Describe which way the leaves of an electroscope will move when an object with a given charge is brought near or touched. Describe what happens to the charges when you touch it with a finger. Describe the purpose of grounding, Faraday cages, lightning rods.

Suggested HW: Electroscope WS, This reads as a story, one scenario leading to the next. Identify what charges are where with each scenario continuing from the previous.

Suggested HW: Read pages 281-283, Answer CYU p284 #2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9

Charging by induction video

Electrostatic Force PPT NOTES

WATCH INTRO video: How a van de Graaf Generator works

WATCH: Video of Van De Graaf demos

KNOW: What electrostatic force means and what factors determine it.

BE ABLE TO: Describe some uses of static electricity (end of chapter 9). Explain why objects react the way they do when in contact with a Van de Graaf generator.

Suggested HW; Read pages 285-286, Answer CYU p287 #1, 2, 3, 9

If in class we would actually have a big Van de Graaf generator to play with.

PARTS OF A CIRCUIT PPT NOTES

KNOW: parts of a circuit, what is needed for current to flow. Know the difference between series and parallel circuits.

BE ABLE TO: Draw a circuit diagram using correct symbols from a word description.

SUGGESTED HW: Circuit Symbols and Diagrams WS

CELL AND BATTERY PPT NOTES

KNOW: Difference between a battery and cell, what types of cells and their uses, parts of a cell. Could other solutions be used as an electrolyte? If so, what?

SUGGESTED HW: CYU p305 #1-8, Battery labelling WS

More info Link: how batteries (cells) work

If we were in class there would be a lab on batteries.

MEASURING CURRENT PPT NOTES

KNOW: Definition of current. Circuit diagram symbol for instrument that measures current and how it is placed in the circuit (in series or parallel?). How is current affected in series vs parallel circuits.

BE ABLE TO: Read ammeter (don't forget units). Calculate current, given a word problem

SUGGESTED HW: Current WS p174-175

VOLTAGE PPT NOTES

KNOW: Definition of voltage. Circuit diagram symbol for instrument that measures voltage and how it is placed in the circuit (in series or parallel?). How is voltage affected in series vs parallel circuits.

BE ABLE TO: Read volt meter (don't forget units).

SUGGESTED HW: Voltmeter WS,

***ASSIGNMENT TO BE TURNED IN: PHET Simulation Due May 15

Ohm's Law PPT NOTES:

KNOW: define ohm's law, resistance. Why we use resistors.

BE ABLE TO: calculate voltage, current, resistance given a word problem.

SUGGESTED HW: Ohm's Law WS

STILL CURIOUS? READ TEXTBOOK ON WORK, POWER, ENERGY

TAKE HOME ELECTRICITY TEST STUDY GUIDE (STATIC AND CURRENT)

Here are some PRACTICE QUESTIONS

Start Ecology, Go to Earth Science Tab

more info on Electrostatics

Charging by Contact and Induction

PHET Simulation: John Travoltage

9 tricks with Static Electricity

Charging by induction explained

Bozeman charging electroscope

In depth description of Van de Graaf Generator

How to make a lemon battery

Sci Show Explains the Lemon Battery

How to use a Bread Board 12 min

Collaborate and Research your Mud Battery. Discuss what you will need, who will bring what, where and how to assemble.

Keep in mind that the bacteria in the dirt is integral to the functioning of your battery.

Task 1 is due May 10:

Please see Teams for Notes and Handouts from Mr. Vivian

April 3

Votaic Piles

April 4

Batteries and Voltage

Make your own analogy

April 5

April 9

Series and Parallel Circuits,

April 10

Ohm's law Inquiry

April 11

Playdough and Resistors

April 14

Calculating Ohm's Law

April 15

Practicing Ohm's Law with PHET simulation.

Difference between Series and Parallel when you add another bulb

April 16

Calculating Ohm's law

April 17

Review

April 18

ELECTRICITY UNIT TEST - See Mr. Vivian's study Guide.

April 19, 22,-24

Energy Project

April 25 - Go to Biology Tab with Ms. Wilson

May 23

STATIC ELECTRICITY PPT NOTES

HW: read pages 274-277 , Answer #2,3,4,6,7,8,9,12,13

Pith ball discussion

May 24

Sexual Reproduction Test - Meiosis, Internal vs External Fertilization, Human Reproduction - parts and their functions

May 25

CHARGING OBJECTS

Electroscope Activity

Bonus WS if you missed the electroscope lab

Video explanation of charges

May 26

CIRCUITS PPT NOTES

Circuit Drawing WS

May 29

CURRENT PPT NOTES

Reading Ammeters and Calculating Current WS

May30

Measuring Current Activity

Missed the Lab Activity? Try this PHET Simulation

May 31

VOTAGE PPT NOTES

HW: Read pages 310-313 Probe 9

Answer #2-11, Extending #12 p314

Measuring Voltage in Series and Parallel Activity

June 1

RESISTANCE AND OHM'S LAW PPT NOTES

Calculating Ohm's Law WS

June 2

Catch up/ Current Electricity Review

Electricity Unit Study Guide

June 7

ELECTRICITY UNIT TEST:

Static Electricity - Chapter 9: Use Electrostatic Series to predict the charge of materials if rubbed together. Use Law of Electrical Charges when explaining attraction/repelling. Identify/describe 3 methods of charging objects. Define conductors and insulators and give examples of each.

Current Electricity (chapter 10): Know difference between static and current electricity. Be able to define current, voltage, resistance, draw circuit diagrams and show the direction of electron flow. Identify whether a circuit is in series or parallel. Calculate total voltage in series or parallel circuits. Use I=Q/t to calculate current from a word problem. Use Ohm's Law to calculate current/voltage/resistance.

June 5

Start Ecology - Go to Ecology (Earth Science) Tab

Jan 10:

__STATIC ELECTRICITY: CHAPTER 9__KNOW HOW OBJECTS GET CHARGED AND WHAT FACTORS AFFECT THIS.

TYPES OF CHARGE PPT NOTES

What is Static Electricity? Ted Ed video:

KNOW: objects get charged by transferring electrons. Like charges repel, opposite charges attract, and charged objects can attract neutral ones.

BE ABLE TO: Predict which objects would repel, attract, or do nothing, given the charge of each.

Suggested HW: Read pages 274-277, Answer CYU p 278 #1,2,4,7-9,11, 13

HW: At home activity

ELECTROSTATIC SERIES

KNOW: Some objects are better at holding a charge than others. Some materials more readily allow electrons to pass through them than others.

BE ABLE TO: Describe the electrostatic series, list some examples of insulators and conductors. Describe what will be the overall charge if two objects rubbed together.

If we were in class we would have done a lab on this.

CHARGING OBJECTS PPT NOTES,

Intro Bozeman Video, 8 min: How an electroscope works

KNOW: that objects can be charged by friction, conduction and induction.

BE ABLE TO: Describe which way the leaves of an electroscope will move when an object with a given charge is brought near or touched. Describe what happens to the charges when you touch it with a finger. Describe the purpose of grounding, Faraday cages, lightning rods.

Suggested HW: Electroscope WS, This reads as a story, one scenario leading to the next. Identify what charges are where with each scenario continuing from the previous.

Suggested HW: Read pages 281-283, Answer CYU p284 #2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9

Charging by induction video

Electrostatic Force PPT NOTES

WATCH INTRO video: How a van de Graaf Generator works

WATCH: Video of Van De Graaf demos

KNOW: What electrostatic force means and what factors determine it.

BE ABLE TO: Describe some uses of static electricity (end of chapter 9). Explain why objects react the way they do when in contact with a Van de Graaf generator.

Suggested HW; Read pages 285-286, Answer CYU p287 #1, 2, 3, 9

If in class we would actually have a big Van de Graaf generator to play with.

**April 27-May 22: CURRENT ELECTRICITY, chapter 10**PARTS OF A CIRCUIT PPT NOTES

KNOW: parts of a circuit, what is needed for current to flow. Know the difference between series and parallel circuits.

BE ABLE TO: Draw a circuit diagram using correct symbols from a word description.

SUGGESTED HW: Circuit Symbols and Diagrams WS

CELL AND BATTERY PPT NOTES

KNOW: Difference between a battery and cell, what types of cells and their uses, parts of a cell. Could other solutions be used as an electrolyte? If so, what?

SUGGESTED HW: CYU p305 #1-8, Battery labelling WS

More info Link: how batteries (cells) work

If we were in class there would be a lab on batteries.

MEASURING CURRENT PPT NOTES

KNOW: Definition of current. Circuit diagram symbol for instrument that measures current and how it is placed in the circuit (in series or parallel?). How is current affected in series vs parallel circuits.

BE ABLE TO: Read ammeter (don't forget units). Calculate current, given a word problem

SUGGESTED HW: Current WS p174-175

VOLTAGE PPT NOTES

KNOW: Definition of voltage. Circuit diagram symbol for instrument that measures voltage and how it is placed in the circuit (in series or parallel?). How is voltage affected in series vs parallel circuits.

BE ABLE TO: Read volt meter (don't forget units).

SUGGESTED HW: Voltmeter WS,

***ASSIGNMENT TO BE TURNED IN: PHET Simulation Due May 15

Ohm's Law PPT NOTES:

KNOW: define ohm's law, resistance. Why we use resistors.

BE ABLE TO: calculate voltage, current, resistance given a word problem.

SUGGESTED HW: Ohm's Law WS

STILL CURIOUS? READ TEXTBOOK ON WORK, POWER, ENERGY

TAKE HOME ELECTRICITY TEST STUDY GUIDE (STATIC AND CURRENT)

Here are some PRACTICE QUESTIONS

Start Ecology, Go to Earth Science Tab

__LINKS FOR MORE INFO:__

Sparkfun explains electricity basicsSparkfun explains electricity basics

more info on Electrostatics

Charging by Contact and Induction

PHET Simulation: John Travoltage

9 tricks with Static Electricity

Charging by induction explained

Bozeman charging electroscope

In depth description of Van de Graaf Generator

How to make a lemon battery

Sci Show Explains the Lemon Battery

How to use a Bread Board 12 min

Collaborate and Research your Mud Battery. Discuss what you will need, who will bring what, where and how to assemble.

Keep in mind that the bacteria in the dirt is integral to the functioning of your battery.

Task 1 is due May 10:

- Provide a testable hypothesis for each variable the predicts what will happen to the voltage if the variable were changed.
- Provide a list specifying the materials that will be used to construct the your first mud battery. Include measurements.
- Write a 1 page report explaining the advantages of the features you’ve included in your design.
- Mud battery: Discuss what you each have researched, what variable you will manipulate and why, what design you will use, compile your data and decide who will submit for the group. ONE SUBMISSION PER GROUP. Each submission should have group members in subject line. Task 1 to be emailed no later than Friday, May 10. check the criteria on the link to make sure you have everything.