Students complete a series of tests on objects to determine which ones will build up a charge of static electricity. In small groups, they test the movement of small balls made of different substances, then answer several follow-up questions.
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Exploration Activities with Electrostatic Interactions
Step out of the 21st century and discover protons and electrons through observation. Using common materials, participants continually adjust their explanation of charges. The final assessment requires pupils to design their own...
11th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Electrostatics - Getting a Charge Out of Physics
Charge up your physics class with this presentation on electrostatics. They will be able to explain what electrostatics is, how electric charge is conserved, and the basics of electric force. They will see how to use Coulomb's law to...
9th - 12th Science
Energize young scientists with this introductory presentation on the electromagnetic force. From learning about basic topics like protons and electrons, to more in-depth concepts like Coulomb's law and electric dipoles, physics students...
11th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable