Learning Goal: Understanding capacitors.
Today: Capacitors Simulation
Teams of two or three students experiment with capacitors using the online simulation to determine how the capacitance and charge on a capacitor varies with voltage, plate area, and plate spacing. They then explore the effects of adding a dielectric to the capacitor.
During this activity, students use physical arguments to construct written answers to questions such as these:
Warm Up: In the lab, what did you discover about the electric field inside a hollow conductor?
Learning Goal: Understanding electric potential and potential energy.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.