## Conceptual Physics Course Package

We will be beginning a project during the 2024-25 school year in which we create a package of materials to support teachers teaching a Conceptual Physics course. The downloadable package will include slide decks, think sheets, labs, quizzes, and tests. Answer keys will be provided. This will be a for-sale item that is offered to teachers. We hope to have the project completed before the start of the 2025-26 school year.

In creating our Lesson Plans and Learning Outcomes for this course we have referenced several of the items that we intend to place in the package. We have used red text wherever we have made such a reference. These items will only be available by purchase of the course package.

## Static Electricity

The lesson plans below include links to the specific resources on our website.

Teacher Guides for labs can be found here.

NOTE: All CalcPad problem sets are customized problem sets created specifically for this course. The links direct users to the Guest version. Task Tracker users should use the link on the Task Tracker page to the trackable CalcPad version.

#### Day 1 of Static Electricity

Lesson Plan
1. Introduce Unit; discuss Charge
The atom; proton, electron, and neutron (charge and location of each); p+s are tightly bound; e-s can be added and removed from an atom; balanced vs. unbalanced charge; calculating Q (quantity of charge) of an object
2. Pair Practice: Charge Think Sheet
3. Concept Builder: Charge and Charging

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Static Electricity: Lesson 1, Parts a and b
2. Minds On Physics: Mission SE1 on Charges and Atoms

#### Day 2 of Static Electricity

Lesson Plan
1. Discuss charge interactions
Opposites attract; likes repel; changed and neutral attract; demonstrations
2. Pair Practice: Charge Interactions Think Sheet
3. Lab 1 - The T-Tape and B-Tape
4. If time allows, start Minds On Physics: Mission SE2

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Static Electricity: Lesson 1, Part c
2. Minds On Physics: Mission SE2 on Interactions Between Charged Objects

#### Day 3 of Static Electricity

Lesson Plan
1. Concept Builder: Getting the Hang of Charge
2. Discuss Triboelectric Charging
Procedure; result; explanation in terms of e- movement; demonstrations
3. Pair Practice: Triboelectric Charging Think Sheet

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Static Electricity: Lesson 2, Part a
2. Minds On Physics: Mission SE3 on Triboelectric Charging

#### Day 4 of Static Electricity

Lesson Plan
1. Discuss Conductors vs. Insulators
2. Lab 2 - The Triboelectric Series
Do and process; complete the report

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Static Electricity: Lesson 1, Part d
2. Concept Builder: Triboelectric Charging

#### Day 5 of Static Electricity

Lesson Plan
1. Review conductors and insulators; then Pair Practice: Conductors and Insulators Think Sheet
Do and check answers; then ...
2. Lab 3 - Conductors vs. Insulators
3. Concept Builder: Conductors and Insulators

Homework/Announcements
1. Review: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Static Electricity: Lesson 1, Part d
2. If not done in class, complete Conductors and Insulators

#### Day 6 of Static Electricity

Lesson Plan
1. Physics Interactives: Aluminum Can Polarization with Student Activity Sheet
Do and process; discuss polarization
2. Pair Practice: Polarization Think Sheet
3. Concept Builder: Polarization

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Static Electricity: Lesson 1, Part e
2. Aluminum Can Polarization Concept Checker

#### Day 7 of Static Electricity

Lesson Plan
1. Physics Interactive: Charging with Student Activity Sheet
Do; process; then ...
2. Start Charging Concept Checker
3. Short Quiz: Learning Outcomes #1 - #4

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Static Electricity: Lesson 2, Part b
2. If not done in class, complete Charging Concept Checker

#### Day 8 of Static Electricity

Lesson Plan
1. Discuss Charging by Induction
Procedure; results; explain in terms of e- movement (polarization step and charging step); demonstrations
2. Pair Practice: Charging by Induction Think Sheet
3. Minds On Physics: Mission SE5 on Charging by Induction - Pop Can Induction
4. Minds On Physics: Mission SE6 on Charging by Induction - a Single Sphere

Homework/Announcements
1. Review as needed: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Static Electricity: Lesson 2, Part b
2. Complete MOP Missions: Mission SE5 || Mission SE6

#### Day 9 of Static Electricity

Lesson Plan
1. Lab 4 - Charging by Induction
Do and process; then ...
2. Minds On Physics: Mission SE7 on Charging by Induction - Electrophorus Plate

Homework/Announcements
1. Review as needed: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Static Electricity: Lesson 2, Part b
2. Complete Minds On Physics: Mission SE7 on Charging by Induction - Electrophorus Plate

#### Day 10 of Static Electricity

Lesson Plan
1. Discuss Charging by Contact (Conduction)
Procedure; result; explanation in terms of e- movement; demonstrations
2. Pair Practice: Charging by Conduction Think Sheet
Do and process
3. Discuss Grounding
Procedure; result; explanation in terms of e- movement; demonstrations
4. Pair Practice: Grounding Think Sheet
Do and process

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Static Electricity: Lesson 2, Parts c and d
2. Minds On Physics: Mission SE4 on Charging by Contact and the Grounding Process

#### Day 11 of Static Electricity

Lesson Plan
1. Physics Interactives: Name That Charge
2. Concept Builder: Charging by Induction (Apprentice Level only)
3. Short Quiz: Learning Outcomes #4 - #6

Homework/Announcements
1. Review as needed: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Static Electricity: Lesson 2
2. If not done in class, then complete: Name That Charge || Charging by Induction

#### Day 12 of Static Electricity

Lesson Plan
1. Physics Interactive: Coulomb's Law with Student Activity Sheet
Do; process; give attention to the inverse square law
2. Discuss Coulomb's Law
Electric force; action at a distance; variables affecting F; proportionality statements; examples of how doubling/tripling/halving Q or d affects F (no substitution problems)
3. Start Coulomb's Law Concept Checker

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Static Electricity: Lesson 3, Parts a, b, and c
2. If not done, complete Coulomb's Law Concept Checker

#### Day 13 of Static Electricity

Lesson Plan
1. Review Coulomb's Law and the inverse square relationship
2. Pair Practice: Coulomb's Law - Equations as a Guide to Thinking Think Sheet
Do; check answers; then ...
3. Concept Builder: Coulomb's Law
4. Minds On Physics: Mission SE8 on Coulomb's Law Equation as a Guide to Thinking

Homework/Announcements
1. Review as needed: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Static Electricity: Lesson 3, Part c
2. CalcPad: Static Electricity 1 on Coulomb's Law

#### Day 14 of Static Electricity

Lesson Plan
1. Discuss Electric Field
Action-at-a-distance; Source Charge vs. Test Charge; E = F/q; E = kQsource/d2; direction of E vector; proportional reasoning examples (no substitution problems)
2. Pair Practice: Electric Field Think Sheet
Do and check answers; then ...
3. Start Concept Builder: Electric Field

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Static Electricity: Lesson 4, Parts a and b
2. Minds On Physics: Mission SE10 on Electric Field (includes 1 relatively easy substitution problem)

#### Day 15 of Static Electricity

Lesson Plan
1. Discuss Test/Review Unit
2. Finish Concept Builder: Electric Field
3. Bonus Points - Physics Interactives: Electric Field Hockey (with built-in Task Tracking)

Homework/Announcements
1. Prepare for Tomorrow's Test
2. Complete all unfinished work