This course is targeted at Singapore Cambridge GCE O level students, but is also relevant to IGCSE students and Singapore's Integrated program students.
Once when doing a project, I nearly damaged a vital electronic component. All I did was touch it. Apparently, electrical charges had built up on my body as I was moving around the office - charges which turned into a current when my finger came in contact with the device. Fortunately, the current was small enough and none electrical connections melted. Still, this incident highlights what can happen if we're not careful about static electricity. In this course, we will be exploring some of the phenomena related to static electricity to help you understand more about what's actually going on.
You will learn:
- How to charge stuff by friction
- How to charge stuff by induction
- What happens when you put charged stuff next to each other
- What happens when you put charged stuff inside a metal container
- Some of what happens during a lightning strike (we can't tell you everything because nobody really knows what's going on)
- How to bend water
- The weird and interesting ways that people use static electricity, including using static electricity to paint bicycles.
- Other cool stuff! (Some of the videos in this course are marked as "explanation videos", which go into greater depth on the topics covered. We try to bring in out-of-syllabus concepts where possible to make things more interesting and give a more complete understanding of the topic)
A link to the full O level Physics syllabus can be found here
You will need to know:
- A little bit about atomic structure
- How to watch videos on your computer
The instructor is from Math Arena.The instructor is absolutely passionate about teaching and you'll find the lessons engaging and ultimately rewarding.