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Rice University

#### College Physics for AP® Courses

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Take a look at an organized physics course. The 34-section electronic textbook covers material in AP® Physics 1 and 2. Teachers use the text to supplement lectures and have the class work through the labs. Each section contains multiple...
Lesson Plan
Science Matters

#### Forms of Energy

For Teachers 6th Standards
The amount of energy Americans use doubles every 20 years. The first lesson in a 10-part series teaches scholars about different forms of energy. They rotate through five stations with hands-on activities or experiments at each in order...
Interactive
PHET

#### John Travoltage

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Did you get to play with electric currents or were you grounded? An electrifying simulation shows how building up a charge of electricity creates a static shock once grounded. Pupils rub John's foot across the carpet and view the buildup...
Lesson Plan
Micron Technology Foundation

#### Electricity

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Conduct four electrifying electricity experiments that challenge young scientists to explore positive and negative charges and magnetic fields without the shock.
Worksheet
Curated OER

#### 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....
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### 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...
Assessment
Curated OER

#### Fall 2003 Midterm Exam #1

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Electricity is the focus of this college-level midterm exam. It requres physics learners to answer multiple choice and short answer questions in addition to evaluating several diagrams and graphs. This is appropriate for most high school...
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American Chemical Society

#### Great Electron Ripoff

For Students K - 5th Standards
Create a charge in the classroom. Using pieces of cellophane tape, a plastic grocery bag, and a balloon, learners investigate the effects of static electricity. Pupils create different charges in the materials and observe whether they...
Activity
Museum of Science

#### Static Cling

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Cling to a lesson on static electricity. Pupils take part in experiments where they see how paper from hole punchers, packing peanuts, puffed rice cereal, and other items react when placed near a rubbed balloon. They learn how electrons...
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Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary

#### Let’s Throw an Electric Science Party!

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Are you looking for a shockingly good lesson? Check out one that has middle schoolers recreate four of Benjamin Franklin's experiments. Groups investigate, observe, and draw conclusions about static electricity and electrical current....
Lesson Plan
Science Matters

#### 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...
Assessment
Science Matters

#### Electricity and Magnetism Pre-Assessment

For Students 4th Standards
How much do your classes know about electricity and magnetism? A complete elementary unit on the topic begins with a pre-assessment to gauge their understanding prior to instruction. Items include questions about the properties of...
Interactive
Physics Classroom

#### Charge and Charging

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Does your class understand how things become charged? Are you positive? Before negative grades emerge, assign a fun interactive! The first in the five-part Static Electricity series contains three levels of charge-related questions and...
Interactive
Physics Classroom

#### Electric Field Intensity

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Learning about electrostatics can be pretty intense! Physics fanatics explore the factors that affect electric field intensity using an interactive from the Static Electricity series. Learners work to complete data tables that relate...
Interactive
Physics Classroom

#### Coulombs Law

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How are charge, distance, and force related in electrostatics? Science scholars ponder the outcomes of changing variables using an interactive resource from the Static Electricity series. Individuals practice using Coulomb's Law as they...
Interactive
Physics Classroom

#### Charge Interactions

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Has your class been repelled by your previous magnetism lesson plan? Try a fun interactive instead! The activity, part of the Static Electricity series, challenges scholars to infer the charges of a group of magnets based upon their...
Interactive
CK-12 Foundation

#### Lightning-Rod

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Why do some buildings have lightning rods? Scholars explore the movement and attraction of opposing electrical charges through a simulation of a lightning rod. They control the cloud height, charge separation, and if the lightning rod is...
Interactive
PhET

#### 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...
PPT
Urbana School District

#### Electrostatics

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Why did lightning shock the man? Because it didn't know how to conduct itself. Presentation covers electric charges, insulators, conductors, electroscopes, lightning, generators, grounding, static electricity, and more. Presentation is...
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Teach Engineering

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Every time a bell rings ... there is lightning in the area. The activity provides directions to build a model of a lightning detection system. Similar to a system designed by Benjamin Franklin, the system uses static electricity to...
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Virginia Department of Education

#### Electricity and Circuits

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Electrify your classroom as you lead pupils through a series of steps to demonstrate basic principles of electricity and magnetism. They design a simple circuit and test this for static electricity and current electricity. Next, they...
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#### Charge It!

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Electrify your pupils' interest in conductors and insulators with a brief reading passage! After reading the text, learners respond to five questions that relate to the content of the passage.
Activity
Exploratorium

#### 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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Scholastic

#### Study Jams! Electricity

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Shock your physical science class using this video to teach the basics of static electricity. Electricity is defined,and electrons are differentiated from protons on an atom model. The use of hydropower and wind are explained as ways of...