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126 resources with the concept static electricity

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Static Electricity and Lightning

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students study concepts related to static electricity, based on a single example: lightning. They explain how static electricity, lightning, and sparks are all related phenomena. They draw a diagram illustrating the negative and positive...
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TE Lesson: Factors Affecting Friction

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate the effect of weight on normal friction or the friction due to surface roughness. They tell about the effects of contact area that occurs as a result of molecular attraction by looking at data on line graphs.
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Sliders - Static and Kinetic Friction

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students work in groups to conduct experiments the demonstrate the differences between static and kinetic friction. They consider how friction affects us in our everyday lives, determine the effects of weight on friction and complete a...
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Take Charge!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students induce an electrical charge on various objects, and experiment with electrical repulsion and attraction. They define related vocabulary, play Bingo and complete a take-home quiz.
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Static Electricity - Grocery Store Items

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate static electricity using inexpensive "grocery store" items. They view demonstrations with video segments. They graph the data they collect.
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A Hair Raising Experience

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders conduct an investigation using glass, metal ,fur, latex balloon, plastic bag and hair to generate static electricity of varying amounts. They predict, observe, make comparisons, and draw conclusions about static electricity...
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Static!

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore static electricity. They listen to and discuss the book, 'All About Electricity,' participate in two experiments, and design and present a static electricity demonstration.
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Zapped!

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders describe the behavior of static electricity as observed in nature and everyday occurrences.
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Stuck On You

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders, after completing a K-W-L-H Chart on electricity, discuss and illustrate the four ways lightening can move.
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Electricity: Static And Current

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explain that electrons are the things that make electricity work, name and define the two basic kinds of electricity as static and current, compare conductors and insulators and construct a battery.
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Wimhurst Electrostatic Generator Interactive Demonstration

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students participate in an interactive demo using the Wimhurst generator. In this physics lesson, students draw the charge distribution in the pith ball. They explain how they acquire charges without actually touching the generator.
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E3 Ret Lesson Plan

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students explore friction. In this physics lesson plan, students will cover metal blocks with film to determine the changes caused by static and kinetic friction.
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The Invention of Faraday Cage

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students demonstrate how Faraday's cage work by building their own electroscope. In this physics lesson plan, students explain how Faraday's cage work. They cite several applications of this principle in the real world.
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How Powerful is Static Electricity

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students explore energy by participating in controlled electricity experiment. In this static electricity lesson, students identify the different sources that can create energy and how static electricity can be created very easily on...
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Cling On's

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students define the term static electricity and how to it.  In this electricity lesson students design and implement an experiment to show how static electricity affects their daily lives. 
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Static Electricity

For Teachers 6th - 8th
In this static electricity worksheet, students use balloons, flannel cloths, and a plastic bag to create static electricity. Students then fill out 3 tables and answer 3 short answer questions.
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Static Electricity

For Students 5th - 8th
In this scientific investigation instructional activity, students follow the provided procedures to examine static electricity and then respond to 1 short answer question.
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Bill Nye the Science Guy: Static Electricity

For Students 5th - 9th
In this "Bill Nye the Science Guy: Static Electricity" video review learning exercise, students watch the science movie and respond to 10 multiple choice questions regarding static electricity
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Bill Nye Static Electricity

For Students 4th - 5th
For this static electricity worksheet, students watch a 'Bill Nye' science video about static electricity. Students then answer the 16 questions as they watch the video.
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Lightning

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students investigate lightning. In this lightning lesson, students demonstrate how static electricity is in the air by observing how a balloon reacts to a charge.
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Static Electricity Experiment

For Students 3rd
In this electricity worksheet, 3rd graders read about static electricity before completing an experiment with a pen and a piece of wool cloth. They follow the steps to the experiment and record what happens along the way.
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Introduction to Electricity

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
In this introduction to electricity worksheet, students define several key terms related to electricity. Kids list examples of conductors and insulators in a chart. Students create insulators using given materials and describe the process.
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Stock Character Lesson Plan

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine multiple types of media in order to properly define different types of character that include static, stock, and dynamic characters. They respond to the question of finding someone they respect. They give examples of...
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Science Experiments

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students do a series of three experiments. In the first experiment, the students work with a partner to protect an egg from a 12 foot drop. In the second experiment, the students investigate static electricity using balloons and yarn. ...