Electrons in Circuits
February 26, 2005
deadline: February 24, 2005
by the Center for Nanoscale Systems Institute for Physics Teachers (CIPT)
Cornell University, NY and Pomona College, CA
|8:30 - 9:00 a.m.||Registration and Continental Breakfast|
|9:00 - 9:20 a.m.||Dr. Monica Plisch - Presentation of CNS Institute for Physics Teachers|
|9:20 - 10:15 a.m.||Prof. David Tanenbaum - Lecture - "Electronics in Consumer Products "|
|10:25 - 11:40 a.m.||Hands-on Activity: Exploring Electric Circuits Using Water Analogy|
|11:45 - 12:15 p.m.||Demonstration: Too Cool To Resist|
|12:15 - 1:30 p.m.||Lunch|
|1:30 - 2:00 p.m.||Lab Tour|
|2:00 - 3:15 p.m.||Hands-on Activity: Discovering Ohm's Law|
|3:15 - 3:30 p.m.||Evaluations and Closing|
- "Water Circuit Lab" is a classroom activity designed to introduce circuits using a water analogy. Concepts covered include current, voltage, resistance, and series and parallel arrangements.
- "Ohm's Law Lab" is a classroom activity to determine the relationship between voltage, resistance, and amperage. By numerical and graphic analysis, students derive Ohms law and test their derivation on a resistor of unknown resistance.
- Notes from Prof David Tanenbaum's lecture, "Electronics in Consumer Products"
- Lab manual for "Water Circuit" lab kit. Equipment available through the CIPT lending library.
- Lab Manual for "Ohm's Law "lab kit. Equipment available through the CIPT lending library.
There is no charge for the workshop. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Five and one-half in-service credits will be awarded for participation.