This page links to five lesson plans in static electricity for beginning learners, plus reference material on the topic of electrostatics. Each lesson incorporates common household items and can be set up quickly for either classroom or home use. The lessons are designed to help beginners understand charge, electrostatic induction, and how transfer of electrons occurs. It is part of a larger collection created by the Boston Museum of Science.
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November 10, 2006
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November 21, 2011
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January 31, 2004
AAAS Benchmark Alignments (2008 Version)
4. The Physical Setting
4G. Forces of Nature
6-8: 4G/M5. A charged object can be charged in one of two ways, which we call either positively charged or negatively charged. Two objects that are charged in the same manner exert a force of repulsion on each other, while oppositely charged objects exert a force of attraction on each other.
This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.
Topic: "Static" Electricity Unit Title: Teaching About Electrostatics
This page links to five lesson plans in static electricity for beginning learners. Designed for easy set-up, the lessons are intended to help beginners understand charge, electrostatic induction, and how transfer of electrons occurs.
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