Fields: Electric Field

Unit 3 Fields: The Electric Field

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.

Course planning

For advice on planning the whole year click here.

Audiovisual Resources

It is recommended that teachers should view any video before purchase.

  • Marcom Projects: Static Electricity and Electric Charge, Electric Motors & Electric Generators

Classroom Activities

Possible practical activities include:

  • Practical Physics by Gardiner & White: i) Equipotentials and Electric Fields, ii) Electric Fields and Pot'l Diff in Wires
  • PSSC Lab Guide: i) Force between two charged spheres, ii) The addition of Electric forces
  • Physics Experiments by McKittrick: i) Charge on a rubbed balloon, ii) Electric fields in circuits

At the 2020 Physics Teachers' Conference, Dr Barbara McKinnon from Kew High School presented a workshop titled 'D7 Practical Activities for Teaching U3 AOS 1 Fields'. Dr McKinnon provided several documents, these are listed below.

Assessment Ideas

Useful Websites

For websites that cover several topics, click here.