Highlights:This is the first Investigation in a sequence exploring microscopic effects of electric potential.
Abstract:This is the first Investigation (see Bliss Implementation Guide) of a 2-Investigation sequence exploring and formalizing concepts of electric potential and leading into the start of electric fields. This lab is designed to be placed at the start of the unit for students to explore the interaction between electric potential and kinetic energy of charged microbeads. The investigation culminates in student groups sharing observations, rules, and questions to the class in a whiteboard meeting. Students set up a potential difference between two metal "plates" and track the velocity of charged microbeads moving between these plates.
Electricity & Magnetism > Electrostatics > Charge, Electricity & Magnetism > Electric Fields and Potential > Electric Field, Electricity & Magnetism > Electric Fields and Potential > Electrostatic Potential and Potential Energy
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Molecular and Cellular Biology > Cellular Interactions
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