- describe and apply models of static and current electricity
- design and conduct investigations into electrical circuits found in everyday life and into the quantitative relationships among current, potential difference, and resistance.
- evaluate the social, economic, and environmental costs and benefits arising from the methods of electrical energy production used in Canada
Chapter 9 - Static Electricity
9.1 Static Electricity All Around Us
9.2 Making Sense of Static Electricity
9.3 Explaining Static Electricity
9.4 Controlling Static Electricity
In this chapter students will learn how electric charges have the ability to create fantastical occurances. Students realize how objects become charged and learn how to use these electric charges in their own way. Lightening is also discussed.
Chapter 10 - Electricity on the Move
10.1 Pushing Charges Around
10.2 Energized and De-energized Charges
10.3 Resisting the Movement of Charge
10.4 Powerful Changes
This chapter studies the concept of electricity. Students learn about the fundamental parts of a circuit used to turn on a light, heat up some mac and cheese, or turn off the television. Students define words such as potential difference, current, resistance, and power.
Chapter 11 - Practical Electricity
11.1 Practical Circuits
11.2 Comparing Circuits
11.3 Electrical Energy in the Home
Students discover the way in which electrical circuits are used in the home and investigate ways to reduce the amount of energy they use. They will also learn how to calculate the cost of operating an electrical device.
Chapter 12 - Electricity and the Environment
12.1 Portable Power
12.2 Practical Cells and Batteries
12.3 Stationary Power
12.4 Electrical Energy and the Environment
12.5 Alternative Sources of Energy
In this chapter, students discover how chemical reactions make electricity. They also learn the most commonly used forms of energy that generate electricity, the difference between renewable and non-renewable energy, and the main difference between primary and secondary cells.