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Mrs. Morey
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Charged Up to Learn About Electricity

Help me give my students large parallel plate capacitors so they can explore core electricity concepts.

My Students

My students are all young scientists beginning to discover the wonders of physics and chemistry. We love to explore new concepts and ask questions together. If you came into my classroom, you might see us trying to shoot marbles through a "ring of fire" or titrating juice to determine the amount of acid.

My students are wonderful, curious, young people.

They work hard to support each other, and we love to have fun while learning physics and computer science. They are dedicated to their community, and each student at our school commits to performing at least 25 hours of community service each year. Over 70% of students in our district have a first language other than English, and nearly 65% are economically disadvantaged. This means our students face barriers to learning physics and chemistry far beyond just the difficulty of tackling such challenging subject matter.

My Project

Understanding what is really happening in a circuit is very challenging. Unlike our study of mechanics where students can easily make observations of cars on tracks or balls undergoing projectile motion, what is happening inside wires isn't something students will ever be able to see directly with the naked eye. However, through thoughtfully designed experiments, students can develop a strong understanding of foundational electricity concepts.

These parallel plate capacitors will allow my students to be able to experience capacitance in a very visible, hands-on way and give them the core knowledge they need to understand other electricity ideas.

Developing a conceptual model of charge and charge storage sets students up for a deeper understanding of circuits. They won't memorize what resistance, voltage, and current mean, instead they will be able to explain them conceptual as they relate to charge. A deep understanding of these electricity concepts is essential for students as they live in an increasingly electrical world.

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This project will reach 100 students.

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