Electrical and Magnetic Fields, Light Unit

Electric and Magnetic Fields Unit Outline
Date
Topic
Handouts, Activities
Reading, Text Questions
May 10
Electrostatic Forces – Coulomb’s Law
Gizmo: Coulomb’s Law
Gizmo - Coulomb's Law

Electrostatic Force Practice Problem
Electrostatic Force Practice Problem

Video - Khan Academy, Coulomb's Law calculations
Read pg. 318-322, pg. 327-35
pg. 330 #3, 5, pg. 334 - #9
May 12
Electric Fields
Worksheet: Picturing Electric Forces
Worksheet: Picturing Electric Forces
Visualizing Electric Fields
Visualizing Electric Forces in 3D
Video - Khan Academy - Electric Field Lines
Video - Khan Academy - Electric Field Lines - dipoles
Read pg. 337-341
May 24
Electric Field Strength
Worksheet: Abstract Concepts: Fields
Abstract Concepts: Electric Fields
University of Colorado PhET Simulation - Electric fields
Video - Khan Academy - Electric Field Intensity
Video - Faraday Suit - Electrostatic Shielding
Read pg. 337-341. 342-3
Pg. 343 #2-4
May 18, 20
Culminating Activity – In-class, 7.5%
May 26, 30
Magnetic Fields,
Faraday’s Law
Worksheet: Magnetic Fields Review
Review of Magnetic Fields
Review of Magnetic Fields - solutions
Visualizing magnetic fields in 3D
Pg. 352, pg. 354 #3, 4
Read pg. 387-9, pg. 415-7 (no Lenz’s Law)
May 30, June 2
The Magnetic Force
PowerPoint: Fields
Worksheet: The Magnetic Force
The Magnetic Force
Read pg. 392 – 5
Pg. 396 #2-4, pg. 403 #4, 7
June 6, 8
Electromagnetic Waves (Light) and Polarization
Activity: Polarization
Activity - Polarization
Video - polarization of light - basic concept
Video - circular polarization
Video - Making a secret monitor with polarization
Read pg. 530-4, pg. 534 #1-3
Read pg. 494-8, pg. 498 #3, 4
June 10
Review I – Kinematics and Projectiles, Newton’s Laws and Forces, Special Relativity

June 14
Review II – Energy and Momentum, Fields (Gravitational, Electric and Magnetic) and Light