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Science and Technology/Engineering
Curriculum Framework - Spring 2001

Physics, Grades 9 or 10

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Additional Ideas for Developing Investigations and Learning Experiences and Suggested Extensions to Learning in Technology/Engineering are in Appendix III.


Broad Concept: Stationary and moving charge particles result in the phenomenon known as electricity and magnetism.

5.1 Recognize the characteristics of static charge, and explain how a static charge is generated.
5.2 Interpret and apply Coulomb's law.
5.3 Explain the difference in concept between electric forces and electric fields.
5.4 Develop a qualitative and quantitative understanding of current, voltage, resistance, and the connection between them.
5.5 Identify appropriate units of measurement for current, voltage, and resistance, and explain how they are measured.
5.6 Analyze circuits (find the current at any point and the potential difference between any two points in the circuit) using Kirchoff 's and Ohm's laws.

Boldface type indicates core standards for full-year courses. An asterisk (*) indicates core standards for integrated courses.

Last Updated: May 1, 2001
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