# Ch. 16 Study Guide ```SPECTRA OF SCIENCE
Chapter 16 Learning Targets
Directions: Use the rating scale below to determine how well you know and can perform each of
the learning targets below.
Rating Scale:
0
What’s that?
1
I know a little bit
2
I know a lot
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Learning Targets:
1
I can explain how and why objects become charged.
2
I am able to indicate how charge and distance affect electric forces.
3
I can describe characteristics of electric fields due to charge.
4
I can differentiate between insulators and conductors and give examples of each.
5
I know the difference between, voltage, charge, current, and resistance as well
as their corresponding units.
6
I can identify two types of circuits and explain the difference.
7
I can draw and interpret electrical schematic diagrams
3
I could teach this!
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SPECTRA OF SCIENCE
Chapter 16 Study Guide
**Due on: _______________________**
Directions: Complete each of the items below on a separate sheet of notebook paper. Be sure to
number each item.
1. Identify the units for:
a) Voltage
b) Current
c) Resistance
d) Charge
2. Indicate which pairs of charges will attract and which will repel.
3. Explain what two factors determine the strength of electric forces? How?
4. How are charges able to interact over a distance?
5. What “moves” in a circuit to produce current?
6. Explain how a potential difference produces a current in a conductor.
7. Why do open circuits not conduct electricity?
8. Describe conductors and insulators in terms of “resistance.”
9. List 3 examples of conductors and 3 examples of insulators.
10. Describe and use schematic diagrams to draw the difference between series and parallel
circuits.
11. Define the following vocabulary terms:
a) Current
b) Resistance
c) Voltage
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