Static Electricity Teacher Resources

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It's Electrifyin'!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Why exactly does rubbing a balloon on your head make your hair stick up? A set of fun, applicable electricity experiments and lessons is sure to put some sparks into your curriculum!
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Weather and Atmosphere

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Weather engineers have come a long way in designing technology that provides advanced warnings of severe weather. Six lessons and six activities make up a collection of resources that teach middle schoolers about weather and weather...
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Bill Nye The Science Guy on Static Electricity

For Students 4th - 8th
Shock viewers with this video clip about static electricity! Bill Nye sports a wacky wig and explains how electrons get stored up on the surface of a Van de Graff generator and then jump onto a metal ball. If you do not have your own Van...
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Electric Charge and Static Electricity

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Begin with the classic static electricity demonstrations: the behavior of charged balloons and metal leaves of an electroscope. Then move on to test the electrical conductivity of various materials. Give physics pupils a charge with...
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Bill Nye Video: Static Electricity

For Students 6th - 10th
Young scientists will watch the film Bill Nye the Science Guy "Static Electricity", then complete 19 short answer questions about static electricity. Great for review or use as a video guide during the film.
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The Science of Static Electricity

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Add some spark to your physical science instruction with this short video on static electricity. Taking a look at the fundamental structure of atoms, this fun film explains how rubbing objects together can cause electrons to move from...
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Static Electricity and Bubbles!

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Why is static electricity worse in the winter? Learn about static charges and the Van de Graaff generator before conducting a quick experiment using bubbles and a Van de Graaff. If you don't have access to one, simply play this video...
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Static Electricity and Water

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Can static electricity affect the direction that water flows? Watch this short clip and attempt this experiment with your young learners! For older learners, pair with additional activities that illustrate positive and negative charges.
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Static Electricity: Matching

For Students 4th - 8th
Discovery Education has provided a series of quick quizzes on several topics. Here is one on static electricity. Young scientists match eight terms to their definitions. You can view the solution right from the page, so if you want to...
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Static Electricity

For Teachers 4th Standards
Working with static electricity is sure to give the class a charge! Budding scientists experiment with balloons and different materials to discover how to create static electricity. They learn about the transfer of electrons and the...
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Balloons and Static Electricity

For Students 4th - Higher Ed Standards
Like all electricity, static electricity flows at the speed of light, or 186,282 miles/second. The interactive simulation shows how like charges repel like charges and opposites attract. The user can choose either one or two balloons, a...
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Holding Charge

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Slide paper over a plastic straws to generate static electricity, and then stick that straw to glass, a wall, or even your own hands! This is a science activity that students can use to show parents what they learn in school whenever...
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More About Static Electricity

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the concept that static electricity is a phenomenon that involves positive and negative charges. They explore the Static Electricity section of the Science, Technology and Engineering website to learn more about the...
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Static Electricity and Lightning

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students study concepts related to static electricity, based on a single example: lightning. They explain how static electricity, lightning, and sparks are all related phenomena. They draw a diagram illustrating the negative and positive...
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Static Electricity

For Students 9th - 11th
In this static electricity worksheet, students complete nine questions about electron charges, coulombs, potential energy, voltage and the Van de Graaf generator.
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Static Electricity - Grocery Store Items

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate static electricity using inexpensive "grocery store" items. They view demonstrations with video segments. They graph the data they collect.
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Static Electricity

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore physical science by participating in an electricity activity. In this static electricity activity, 8th graders define electrical science terms such as atoms, neutrons, electrons and protons. Students utilize a tin...
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Static Electricity

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders investigate static electricity using an inquiry-based approach.  In this electrical energy lesson plan, 4th graders perform experiments with balloons, record and verbally explain the results, and research key vocabulary...
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Static electricity: Ah, There's the rub!

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Young scholars experiment to investigate static electricity.  In this static electricity instructional activity, students prepare a balloon head and draw a face on it.  Young scholars rub the nose and the balloon moves toward the student...
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Static Electricity

For Students 7th - 9th
In this static electricity worksheet, students experiment with nine different items that they test for static electricity with newspaper. They answer questions about the charge of the atoms in newspaper when rubbed against the other items.
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Investigating Static Electricity

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this static electricity worksheet, students read about static electricity and how opposites attract. They investigate positive and negative charge by performing 2 experiments. They write their predictions about what will happen when...
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Atoms and Static Electricity

For Students 6th - 8th
For this chemistry worksheet, middle schoolers learn about atoms and static electricity. They read about these topics and then use what they learned to answer the 11 questions on the page. The answers are on the last page of the packet.
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How Powerful is Static Electricity?

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students break up into groups to complete a demonstration rubbing a balloon in hair make their hair stand up. Thus, they conclude static electricity. They also experiment with a paper station, ping pong station and a water station...
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Typical Conceptual Questions for Physics I - Waves, Electricity, and Magnetism

For Students 9th - 12th
This wave and electromagnetism assignment is so thorough, it could be used as a unit exam. The first section of it covers wave concepts. The next section addresses static electricity. There is a section that deals with electric circuits....

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