Electrical and Magnetic Fields, Light Unit


Electric and Magnetic Fields Unit Outline 2016-17

Date
Topic
Handouts, Activities
Reading, Text Questions
May 9
Electrostatic Forces – Coulomb’s Law
Video - Electric eel lights up a Christmas tree
Worksheet: Coulomb's Law Activity
Practice Problem - Electric Forces

Video - Khan Academy - Coulomb's Law calculation
Read pg. 318-322, pg. 327-35
pg. 330 #3, 5, pg. 334 - #9
May 15
Electric Field Diagrams
Worksheet: Picturing Electric Forces
Video - Crash Course Physics - Electric Fields
Visualizing Electric Fields
Visualizing Electric Forces in 3D
Video - Khan Academy - Electric Field Lines
Video - Khan Academy - Electric Field Lines - dipoles

May 23
Electric Field Strength
Worksheet: Understanding Electric Fields
University of Colorado PhET Simulation - Electric fields
Video - Khan Academy - Electric Field Intensity
Video - Faraday Suit - Electrostatic Shielding
Video - ArcAttack - Back in Black
Video - Bozeman Science - Electric Field of a Parallel Plate
Read pg. 337-341. 342-3
Pg. 343 #2-4
May 17, 19
Culminating Activity
May 25
Magnetic Fields,
Faraday’s Law
Video - Einstein's Big Idea - Michael Faraday part 1
Video - Einstein's Big Idea - Michael Faraday part 2
Video - Physics of Superheroes - Electro and Magneto
Worksheet: Magnetic Fields Review
Video - Eddy Currents and Magnetic Braking
Pg. 352, pg. 354 #3, 4
Read pg. 387-9, pg. 404-405, 415-8
May 29
The Magnetic Force
Worksheet: The Magnetic Force
Video - Bozeman Science - Magnetic Force
Video - Magnetic Force on Charged Particles
Read pg. 392 – 5
Pg. 396 #2-4, pg. 403 #4, 7
May 31, June 5
Electromagnetic Waves (Light) and Polarization
Video - SciSchow - James Clerk Maxwell
Maxwell, Electromagnetism and Light
Activity: Polarization
Video - polarization of light - basic concept
Video - circular polarization
Video - Making a secret monitor with polarization
Video - Engineering Guy - How does an LCD monitor work?
Review Problems Package
Read pg. 530-4, pg. 534 #1-3
Read pg. 494-8, pg. 498 #3, 4
June 7, 9
Review I – Kinematics and Projectiles, Newton’s Laws and Forces, Special Relativity

June 13
Review II – Energy and Momentum, Fields (Gravitational, Electric and Magnetic) and Light


Final Exam – June 21, 9 am, Rm. 317 (2 hours)