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Electric Charge Challenge

Electric Charge Challenge

Author: Jared Wa1anoff


  • Determine the variables that affect how charged bodies interact
  • Predict how charged bodies will interact
  • Describe the strength and direction of the electric field around a charged body
  • Use free-body diagrams and vector addition to help explain the interactions




Subject: English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects

Grade : Grades 11–12 students:
Content Area:  Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects

Strand:  Writing Standards
Domain:  Text Types and Purposes
Indicator:  1.e. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from or supports the argument presented. 
Indicator:  2.a. Introduce a topic and organize complex ideas, concepts, and information so that each new element builds on that which precedes it to create a unified whole; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., figures, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension. 


Domain:  Research to Build and Present Knowledge
Standard:  9. Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.


Domain:  Production and Distribution of Writing
Standard:  6. Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information.


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