Home
About
FAQ
Application

2013 Summer Program
Electricity & Magnetism

Introduction

Jointly offered by the University of Virginia and Jefferson Lab, the summer program for K-10 teachers covers a different topic each year. The topic for 2013 is Electricity and Magnetism. It is listed on the University of Virginia Course Catalogue as PHYS 6263. Teachers can earn 3 credits upon successful completion of the program.

The program has 2 components - a summer workshop and an online follow-up. The summer workshop is held at Jefferson Lab in Newport News, Virginia. The 2013 summer workshop runs from July 15 to July 26. The online follow-up in the 2013 program continues up to October 30.

Workshop
Morning activities will focus on completing specific hands-on lab electricity and magnetism activities and afternoons will focus on completing Lab write-ups and teaching methods such as inquiring learning and the Nature of Science. The material is selected so that the teacher will be able to use these activities in their own classroom to teach Virginia SOLS.

Follow-up
In August - September, teachers will be given time to complete unfinished Labs and submit them online for grading. The activities are designed to take a teacher from the very basics of static electricity to direct electric circuits, magnetism and induced E/M.


The application deadline was April 1 at 5pm, Eastern Daylight Time.

2013 Summer Program
Electricity & Magnetism

Highlights

Teachers can earn 3 graduate credits for PHYS 6263 after requirements are satisfied.

Teachers will each be paid a stipend of $1500 when they successfully complete the program.

Teachers get free housing for 12 days at Jefferson Lab dorms for non-commuters, with free breakfast on weekends.

Special seminars and tours are arranged at JLab to expose teachers to research and how electricity and magnetism in particular is used as a powerful tool at JLab.

Each participant receives a classroom E/M activities kit that is designed for over 50 hands-on activities. The kit includes a Van der Graaff stick, an electroscope, multimeter, breadboard, resistors, LEDs, bulbs, wires, neodymium magnets, toolbox and more.

2013 Summer Program
Electricity & Magnetism

Schedule

Mon, Jul 15
Tue, Jul 16
Wed, Jul 17
Thu, Jul 18
Fri, Jul19

8:15 Welcome / Snacks
8:30 Overview - Richard Lindgren
9:00 Pre-Assessment
10:00 Lab
12:00 Lunch

1:30 Guest Speaker - Rolf Ent "Intro to Nuclear Physics"
2:30 Activity Share
3:30 Lab
4:30 Depart


8:15 Note Review / Lab Objective
8:30 Lab
12:00 Lunch

1:15 Teaching the Nature of Sicence
4:30 Depart


8:15 Note Review / Lab Objective
8:30 Lab
12:00 Lunch

1:15 Teaching the Nature of Sicence
4:30 Depart


8:15 Note Review / Lab Objective
8:30 Lab
12:00 Lunch

1:00 Activity Share
2:00 Guest Speaker - Todd Satogata "Intro to Accelerators"
3:00 Lab
4:30 Depart

8:15 Note Review / Lab Objective
8:30 Lab
12:00 Lunch

1:15 Activity Share
3:15 Lab
4:30 Depart

Mon, Jul 22
Tue, Jul 23
Wed, Jul 24
Thu, Jul 25
Fri, Jul 26

8:15 Note Review / Lab Objective
8:30 Lab
12:00 Lunch

1:00 Activity Share
2:00 Guest Speaker - Drew Wisenberger "Applications of Nuclear Physics Technology in Medicine"
3:00 Lab
4:30 Depart



8:15 Note Review / Lab Objective
8:30 Lab
12:00 Lunch

1:15 Teaching the Nature of Sicence
4:30 Depart


8:15 Note Review / Lab Objective
8:30 Lab
12:00 Lunch

1:15 Teaching the Nature of Sicence
4:30 Depart



8:15 Note Review / Lab Objective
8:30 Lab
12:00 Lunch

1:15 Activity Share
3:15 lab (continued)
4:30 Depart



8:15 Note Review / Lab Objective
8:30 Lab
12:00 Lunch

1:15 Post-Assessment
3:00 Wrap-Up
4:30 Depart




Download Schedule

2013 Summer Program
Electricity & Magnetism

Lab Directory




Lab 1 - Electrostatics: Charging Objects by Friction
            Activity 1 - Charging Objects by Friction
            Activity 2 - Electrical Forces between Charged Objects
            Activity 3 - Forces between a Charged Object and an Uncharged Object
Concept Slides * Reading Assignment * Lab Assignment

Lab 2 - Electrostatics: Detection of Charge
            Activity 1 - Using the UVa Electroscope to Detect the Presence of Charge
            Activity 2 - Conductor or Insulator?
            Activity 3 - Movement of Charges in a Conductor
Concept Slides * Reading Assignment * Lab Assignment

Lab 3 - Charging by Induction
            Activity 1 - Charging the Electroscope by Induction
            Activity 2 - Bending a Stream of Water by Induction
            Activity 3 - The Firefly
            Activity 4 - Electrophorus
Concept Slides * Reading Assignment * Lab Assignment

Lab 4 - Van de Graaff Generator
            Activity 1 - Determining the Polarity of Charge on the Handheld VDG
            Activity 2 - Flying Saucer
            Activity 3 - Electric Levitation
            Activity 4 - Faraday Cage
Concept Slides * Reading Assignment * Lab Assignment

Lab 5 - Coulomb's Inverse Square Law
            Activity 1 - Measurement of Charge on Two Suspended Pith Balls
            Activity 2 - Verifying Coulomb's Inverse Square Law
            Activity 3 - Electroscope Calibration
            Activity 4 - Visualization of Electric Field Lines
Concept Slides * Reading Assignment * Lab Assignment

Lab 6 - Simple Circuit, Breadboard, and Multimeter
            Activity 1 - Simple Circuit
            Activity 2- Breadboard
            Activity 3 - Using the Multimeter to measure Voltage
            Activity 4- Using the Multimeter to Measure Resistance
            Activity 5 - Using the Multimeter to Measure Current
Concept Slides * Reading Assignment * Lab Assignment

Lab 7 - Ohm's Law
            Activity 1 - Recognition of Parts and Measurements of Resistance
            Activity 2 - Ohm's Law V = IR
            Activity 3 - Series Combination of Resistors
            Activity 4 - Parallel Combination of Resistors
Concept Slides * Reading Assignment * Lab Assignment

Lab 8 - Kirchhoff's Laws
            Activity 1 - Kirchhoff's Junction Law
            Activity 2 - Kirchhoff's Loop Law
Concept Slides * Reading Assignment * Lab Assignment

Lab 9 - Capacitors
            Activity 1 - How to Measure Capacitance
            Activity 2 - Construction of a Capacitor
            Activity 3 - Capacitors in Parallel and in Series
            Activity 4 - Analyzing an RC Circuit
Concept Slides * Reading Assignment * Lab Assignment

Lab 10 - Magnetism
            Activity 1 - Properties of Magnetism
            Activity 2 - Magnetic Field
            Activity 3 - Strength of the Magnetic Field around the Magnet
Concept Slides * Reading Assignment * Lab Assignment

Lab 11 - Oersted and Ampere
            Activity 1 - Oersted's Experiment
            Activity 2 - Solenoid
            Activity 3 - Wire Swing
Concept Slides * Reading Assignment * Lab Assignment

Lab 12 - Electromagnetism
            Activity 1 - Semi-quantitative Paperclip Pickup Experiment 1
            Activity 2 - Semi-quantitative Paperclip Pickup Experiment 2
            Activity 3 - Simple Loudspeaker
Concept Slides * Reading Assignment * Lab Assignment

Lab 13 - Faraday and Lenz's Law
            Activity 1 - Faraday's Experiment
            Activity 2 - Faraday's Experiment with a Transformer and an LED
            Activity 3 - Magnetic Braking
            Activity 4 - Magnet into a Coil of Wire
Concept Slides * Reading Assignment * Lab Assignment

Lab 14 - Electric Motor
            Activity 1 - Simplest Motor
            Activity 2 - Motor as a Generator
            Activity 3 - Motor Efficiency
Concept Slides * Reading Assignment * Lab Assignment


2013 Summer Program
Electricity & Magnetism

Textbooks

Recommended textbooks

Algebra Based
Griffith,The Physics of Everyday Phenomena: A Conceptual Introduction to Physics, , 7/E, ISBN 9780073512204, ISBN 0073512206

Algebra Based
Giancoli, Physics: Principles with Applications, 6/E, ISBN 0130606200.

Calculus based
Giancoli, Physics for Scientist & Engineers Vol. 2 Chapts. 21-35, 4/E ISBN-10: 0131992260, ISBN-13: 9780131992269

Robertson, Stop Faking It! Electricity & Magnetism ISBN-13: 978-0-87355-236-3, ISBN-10: 0087355-236-9

Bell, Teaching the Nature of Science through Process Skills ISBN-13: 9780205433339 ISBN-10: 00205433332

2013 Summer Program
Electricity & Magnetism

Powerpoint Slides

Griffith, The Physics of Everyday Phenomena: A Conceptual Introduction to Physics, , 7/E, ISBN 9780073512204, ISBN 0073512206

Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14


Giancoli, Physics for Scientist & Engineers Vol. 2 Chapts. 21-35, 4/E ISBN-10: 0131992260, ISBN-13: 9780131992269

Chapter 21
Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Chapter 26
Chapter 27
Chapter 28
Chapter 29
Opposite charges attract.
Charged Teflon rod deflects electroscope tube.
Soar!
Making and Testing a Circuit
Tackling Advanced Circuitry
Helpful JLab Staff - Christine and Steve
Learning to Use a Multimeter
Afternoon Lecture
Teacher - the Leader in the Classroom
Teamwork
Observation
Teamwork 2
Teamwork 3
Homemade speaker works amazingly!
Teamwork 4
An Experience for Everyone

2013 Summer Program
Electricity & Magnetism

VAST

VAST is the Virginia Association of Science Teachers. We encourage teachers to present what they learn from our summer program in a video at the annual VAST professional development conference in November.


Save the Date

November 14-16, 2013
Norfolk Waterside Marriott
Norfolk, Va


Official VAST website:

http://www.vast.org/annual-pdi.html

Register for the conference:

http://education.jlab.org/vast/pdi_registration.php

Information: (434)982-2691 or Email
Last Modified: Nov 6, 2013