Charge Launcher

Launch a charged particle into a chamber. Charged particles can be added into the chamber to influence the path of the moving particle. The launch speed can be changed as well. Try to match a given path by manipulating the fixed particles in the chamber.

  Launch Gizmo
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LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand that electrically-charged particles can exert force at a distance.
  • Determine that like charges repel and opposite charges attract.
  • Predict the path of a launched charged particle based on the position of one or more fixed charged particles.
  • Match a given path by manipulating fixed charged particles on a grid.
  • Compare electrical forces to magnetic forces. (Extension)
VOCABULARY:
  • attract, electrostatic force, negative charge, positive charge, repel

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