Physics I Name:
Describe the flow
of electric charge.
is happening inside a current-carrying wire.
of voltage sources that can maintain a potential difference
in a circuit.
Describe the factors
that affect the resistance of a wire.
Explain the causes
of electric shock.
DC and AC and describe how AC is converted to DC.
Compare the drift
speed of conduction electrons in a current-carrying wire
to the signal speed of changes in current.
Compare the motion
of electrons in a wire carrying AC to the flow of energy
through the wire.
Relate the electric
power used by a device to current and voltage.
Describe the configuration
of a working circuit.
series and parallel circuits.
Describe the characteristics
of series connections and of parallel connections.
equivalent resistance of circuits having two or more resistors.
Explain the cause
and prevention of overloading household circuits.
State Standards Addressed:
the concepts of electrical charge, electrical
current, electrical potential, electric field,
and magnetic field. Use the definitions of the
coulomb, the ampere, the volt, the volt/meter,
and the tesla.
Analyze simple arrangements
of electrical components in series and parallel
circuits. Know that any resistive element in a
DC circuit dissipates energy, which heats the
resistor. Calculate the power (rate of energy
dissipation), using the formula Power = IV = I2R.
Assignments (75 points maximum)
Batteries and Bulbs (5 points)
Notes - Electric Current (5 points)
and Bulbs Part 2 - Mystery Box (5 points)
92 - Three Way Switch (5 points)
and Bulbs Part 3 (5 points)
and Bulbs Part 4 (5 points)
page 34-1 (5 points)
Page 34-2 (5 points)
Page 35-1 (5 points)
Concept Page 35-2 (5 points)
Chapter 34 Review Questions p. 545-546 #1-25
Chapter 35 Review Questions p. 559-560 #1-15 (7 points)
Points Earned _________ Project Points Earned __________
Projects – Use
an A Layer Research Form for your research.
(Choose one –
25 points Maximum)
1. Why do
some materials begin to superconduct at very low temperatures?
Present your findings to the class in the form of a report,
poster, or presentation.
is widely used in electrolytic capacitors. Research
tantalum, its properties and how it is used. Present
your findings to the class in the form of a report, poster,
pure electric vehicles, Hybrid Electric Vehicles still
burn gasoline in combustion engines. Do you think
the increase in fuel economy and the reduced emissions
of HEVs go far enough to address the problems at hand?
- Present your findings to the class in the form of a
report, poster, or presentation.
hydrogen fuel cell technology. Use the following
questions to guide your research: How do fuel cells
work? Do they produce any harmful emissions?
In what form is the hydrogen stored? What are some
possible sources of hydrogen fuel? What problems
must be solved before hydrogen fuel cells are ready for
widespread use? -Present your findings to the class in
the form of a report, poster, or presentation.
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