Electric Field Lines

The Electric Field Lines Interactive allows learners to drag positive and negative electric charges onto the workspace and view the pattern of electric field lines for an individual charge or a configuration of charges.

Launch Interactive

Users are encouraged to open the Interactive and explore. Or if desired, The Physics Classroom has prepared a short activity for a more directed experience.

Our Electric Field Lines simulation is now available with a Concept Checker. Do the simulation. Then follow it up with the Concept Checker.

Learners and Instructors may also be interested in viewing the accompanying Notes page. Technical information, teaching suggestions, and related resources that complement this Interactive are provided on the Notes page. View Notes.