Science - 2017-18
PS.11 a - Electricity
The student will investigate and understand basic principles of electricity and magnetism. Key concepts include
a) static electricity, current electricity, and circuits.
Bloom's Levels: Analyze; Understand
UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD
- Several factors affect how much electricity can flow through a system. Resistance is a property of matter that affects the flow of electricity. Some substances have more resistance than others.
- Friction can cause electrons to be transferred from one object to another. These static electrical charges can build up on an object and be discharged slowly or rapidly. This is often called static electricity.
In order to meet this standard, it is expected that students will
a) design an investigation to illustrate the effects of static electricity.
construct simple circuits to determine the relationship between voltage, resistance, and current.
static electricity, current electricity, series circuit, parallel circuit, magnetic field, electric current, motor, generator, voltage, resistance, current, direct current, electromagnet, conductor, alternating current, insulator