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This lesson plan features a creative update of the "Kissing Balloon", plus three additional activities designed to enhance student understanding of electric charge, electron transfer, and polarization.  Estimated set-up time is about 15 minutes.  Conceptual questions are posed and answered by the authors.  Included are printable student data sheets, background information on static electricity, and modifications for students with disabilities.

This lesson is part of a larger collection generated by the University of Virginia Department of Physics outreach program. See Related Materials for a link to the full collection.
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Electricity & Magnetism
- Electrostatics
= Charge
- High School
- Middle School
- Instructional Material
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electric charge, electricity, electroscope, electrostatic force, electrostatics, electrostatics labs, experiment, middle school experiment, middle school lab, polarization, static electricity
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Topic: "Static" Electricity
Unit Title: Teaching About Electrostatics

This lesson plan for beginners includes a creative update of the "Kissing Balloon", plus  three activities designed to enhance student understanding of electric charge, electron transfer, and polarization.  Try teaming it with Chasing Cheerios below.

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(University of Virginia, 2003), WWW Document, (http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/Education/outreach/8thgradesol/StaticFrm.htm).
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University of Virginia Physical Science SOL Activities: Introduction to Static Electricity (University of Virginia, 2003), <http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/Education/outreach/8thgradesol/StaticFrm.htm>.
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University of Virginia Physical Science SOL Activities: Introduction to Static Electricity. (2003, January 31). Retrieved July 24, 2014, from University of Virginia: http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/Education/outreach/8thgradesol/StaticFrm.htm
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University of Virginia. University of Virginia Physical Science SOL Activities: Introduction to Static Electricity. University of Virginia, January 31, 2003. http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/Education/outreach/8thgradesol/StaticFrm.htm (accessed 24 July 2014).
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University of Virginia Physical Science SOL Activities: Introduction to Static Electricity. University of Virginia, 2003. 31 Jan. 2003. 24 July 2014 <http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/Education/outreach/8thgradesol/StaticFrm.htm>.
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