Electric Circuits

Big Idea
Electric current is the flow of electric charge.
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  • Recommended for 

    Grade 9
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    Upon sign up
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    36 weeks
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The course introduces different types of energy and their applications, with a focus on electric energy. Students will delve into the various forms of energy, including kinetic, potential, thermal, and electrical energy, understanding their characteristics and transformations.

The course explores the generation of electricity, examining both renewable and non-renewable resources and their impact on the environment. Students will gain insight into the process of electric energy transfer and transformations, understanding the principles behind the generation, transmission, and distribution of electric power.

Moreover, the course delves into static electricity, investigating the phenomena of conduction and induction and their role in the buildup and release of electric charges. Students will explore current electricity, distinguishing between alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC), and understanding their applications and advantages.

Furthermore, the course explores the components of an electric circuit, including resistors, capacitors, and conductors, and their role in controlling the flow of electric current. Students will learn about the functions and usage of ammeters and voltmeters in measuring current and voltage. The course also covers Ohm's law, exploring the relationships between resistance, voltage, and current, and its applications in calculating electric power.

Additionally, the course addresses the principles of series and parallel circuits, examining their characteristics and calculations. Students will gain knowledge about electric safety, emphasizing best practices in handling electrical devices and circuits. The course also emphasizes the sustainable use of electric energy, exploring strategies for energy conservation and the utilization of renewable resources.

By the end of this course, students will have developed a comprehensive understanding of different types of energy, with a focus on electric energy and its applications. They will gain knowledge about the generation, transfer, and transformation of electric energy, the principles of electric circuits, and the calculations involved in measuring current, voltage, resistance, and power. Students will also appreciate the importance of electric safety and the significance of sustainable practices in utilizing electric energy efficiently.

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