This Area of Study looks at three fields: Gravitational, Electric and Magnetic. Resources for the other fields are available at Gravitational Field and Magnetic Field.
This Physics Classroom Teacher Tool kit features background readings, interactive simulations with worksheets, Videos and animations, educational research on students' understanding, practical activities including experiments and demonstrations, interactive question modules, problem solving exercises, common misconceptions as well as other links.
This Physics Classroom Teacher Tool kit has the same categories as the Tool Kit for Electric Fields above, but the content is specific to Coulomb's Law.
An article in Physical Review Physics Education Research by Ying Cao and Bárbara M. Brizuela, published in July 2016.
'Teaching Advanced Physics' is a UK resource for teachers new to teaching physics. It assumes only a limited access to equipment, resources, and advice from experienced colleagues. The section on Fields covers Gravitational and Electrical Fields and Electromagnetism. It consists of 16 episodes, each of which is for one or two 60 min lessons. Content of each episode is a lesson plan with a description of the content covered, with points to emphasise in discussion, along with activity or question sheets for the students.
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This applet is by Paul Falstad. It demonstrates static electric fields and steady currents in 2D for a range of configurations from a single charge to dipoles, quadrapoles, as well as planes. The mouse can be used for a range of movements.
This applet allows the user to set up a distribution of charges, upon which the applet will show the electric potential, electric field lines, and equipotential lines. In addition, the electric force will be observed through real time interaction of charges.
Applet shows electric field lines due to charges. Initially the two charges are equal and equal number of lines of force are drawn from them. The ratio of charges can be varied by increasing the charge on the right.