Students examine how electrical charges attract and repel and the nature of electricity. They conduct an experiment involving Cheerios, a wire hanger, and other materials to demonstrate positive and negative charges.
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Electroscope Experiment: Opposites Attract, Likes Repel
Have your young scientists create electroscopes and conduct an experiment using various types of materials (some conductors, some insulators). What happens to the electroscope when each object is passed through its plastic pieces?
2 mins 4th - 8th Science
Balloons and Static Electricity
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...
4th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable