*Top 10 List of Concepts to know!*

*1. Know how charges can be accumulated to create opposite charges!*

*2. Know the Laws of electric charge!*

*3. Know how to use a triboelectric series table?*

*4. Know how to draw a series and parallel circuit!*

*5. Know the differences between a series and parallel circuit!*

*6. Know how to calculate V, I, R in series ad parallel circuit*

*7. Calculate Power Consumption*

*8. Know how to describe the technologies involved with static electricity*

*9. Be able to briefly describe the historical developments of electricity*

*10. Describe various static electricity apparatus (electrophorus, electroscope, Leyden Jar, Van der Graft generator)*

Electricity unit:

Use this page to guide you along with all the necessary items for the Unit.

Unit Project:

- Build the following:
- For 60% build both a series and parallel circuit with 3 light bulbs, at least 1 switch, and battery power.
- For 80% build above plus the loop the loop
- For 100% build above plus the “Operations” game.

Assessment:

- Demonstrate by building a series or parallel circuit
- The Project outlined above

Unit Breakdown

Section 1: Static Electricity

- Early developments of electricity (Du Fay, Franklin, Volta, Galvani)
- Describe how static electricity is produced in common materials (include diagrams)
- Be able to relate the charges established with the atomic model
- Define static electricity
- Describe and illustrate the transfer of charges from one object to another
- Define and differentiate between a conductor and a insulator
- Define electric discharge
- Define the Laws of electric charge (opposite charges attract, same charges repel)
- Be able to describe technologies involving static electricity such as photocopying machines, printers, electrostatic spray painting, lightning etc…
- Construct and describe how a electrophorus works

Section 2: Current Electricity

- Define:
- Electrical potential
- Electrical current
- Coulombs
- Amperes

- Be able to draw a series circuit with the following objects: bulb, cell, battery, resistors, wires, ammeter, voltmeter, switch and
- Be able to draw a parallel circuit
- Be able to differentiate between a series and parallel circuit in terms of electrical potential, current and “brightness of bulbs”.
- Be able to know how to place a Voltmeter and Ammeter in a circuit
- Be able to calculate V, I or R in both series and parallel circuit.
- Provide real life examples of series and parallel circuits
- Describe how resistance is calculated in a series and parallel circuit
- Explain the safety components put in place in a household circuit

Section 3: Practical Electricity Calculations

- Calculate power consumption costs
- Calculate electrical power as energy per unit time.
- Provide Various forms of electrical power plants
- Analyze the electrical energy consumption of a household appliance

Awesome Links related to the Electricity Unit

http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/balloons

Static electricity with balloons

http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/travoltage

John Travoltage

http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/circuit-construction-kit-dc

DC Circuit building simulation

http://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/ohms-law/latest/ohms-law_en.html

Phet Ohm’s Law V=IR Simulation

http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/generator

Electromagnetic generator

# Electricity Tutorial Videos

How a photocopier works

Series and Parallel Circuit differences

A playful look at Photocopiers

Electricity 1.1 – Series and parallel circuit calculations

Electricity 1.1 – Series and parallel circuit calculation practice questions