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written by Trish Loeblein
This inquiry-based lesson is intended to accompany the PhET Electric Field Hockey simulation.  Students place electric charges on a simulated ice field to guide a hockey puck into a goal. As they investigate charge interaction, the teacher integrates vector addition and free-body diagrams to help students understand strength and direction of the electric field around a charged body.

This set of materials includes a lesson plan, student guide, and clicker questions designed to elicit prior knowledge and identify misconceptions held by students.

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Electricity & Magnetism
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Keywords:
charge interaction, electric field, electrostatics
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Metadata instance created October 31, 2006 by Caroline Hall
Record Updated:
July 8, 2010 by Lyle Barbato
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September 1, 2007

NSES Content Standards

Con.A: Science as Inquiry
  • 9-12: Abilities for Scientific Inquiry
Con.B: Physical Science
  • 9-12: Structure & Properties of Matter
Con.E: Science & Technology
  • 9-12: Understandings about Science & Technology

This resource is part of 2 Physics Front Topical Units.


Topic: "Static" Electricity
Unit Title: Electric Field

Looking for a truly interactive lesson on electric field? This package was developed by an award-winning high school teacher to accompany the PhET simulation Electric Field Hockey. Students place electric charges on a simulated ice field, then use their understanding of charge interaction to guide a hockey puck into a goal. The lesson integrates the game with free-body diagrams and vector addition.

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Topic: "Static" Electricity
Unit Title: Electric Charge

Looking for a truly interactive lesson on electric field? This package was developed by an award-winning high school teacher to accompany the PhET simulation Electric Field Hockey. Students place electric charges on a simulated ice field, then use their understanding of charge interaction to guide a hockey puck into a goal. The lesson integrates the game with free-body diagrams and vector addition.

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T. Loeblein, (Physics Education Technology Project, Boulder, 2006), WWW Document, (http://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/2853).
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T. Loeblein, PhET Teacher Ideas & Activities: Introduction to Static Electricity using Electric Field Hockey and Charges and Fields, (Physics Education Technology Project, Boulder, 2006), <http://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/2853>.
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Loeblein, T. (2007, September 1). PhET Teacher Ideas & Activities: Introduction to Static Electricity using Electric Field Hockey and Charges and Fields. Retrieved October 20, 2014, from Physics Education Technology Project: http://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/2853
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Loeblein, Trish. PhET Teacher Ideas & Activities: Introduction to Static Electricity using Electric Field Hockey and Charges and Fields. Boulder: Physics Education Technology Project, September 1, 2007. http://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/2853 (accessed 20 October 2014).
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Loeblein, Trish. PhET Teacher Ideas & Activities: Introduction to Static Electricity using Electric Field Hockey and Charges and Fields. Boulder: Physics Education Technology Project, 2006. 1 Sep. 2007. 20 Oct. 2014 <http://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/2853>.
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