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126 resources with the concept static electricity

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Introducing Static Electricity

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers are introduced to static electricity as a phenomenon that involves positive and negative charges. They analyze that all matter is composed of atoms. Students further expand on their day-to-day experiences with static...
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Can You Get A Charge Out Of Matter?

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Young scholars observe and demonstrate how objects can be charged positively and negatively and how static electricity works. They observe a teacher-led demonstration, and in small groups rotate through various static electricity...
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TE Activity: Does Weight Matter?

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students design and conduct experiment to determine if weight added incrementally to an object affects amount of friction encountered when it slides across a flat surface. They graph data from their experiments, and calculate...
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Discovering Friction

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars watch a demonstration that introduces them to the idea that friction is a force that impedes motion when two surfaces are in contact. They work in groups to experiment with frictional force using a coffee cup on which they...
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Static Electricity

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders investigate static electricity. In small groups, they conduct two experiments, observe and record data and results, and discuss the conclusions to the experiments.
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Static Electricity Experiments

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students investigate static electricity. They conduct two experiments, make observations and predictions, collect and record data, and write a report describing the findings of their investigations.
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How is Lightning Formed

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Young scholars research lightning paying particular attention to how it is formed, where it is most likely to occur, and how most people struck by lightning survive.
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Opposites Attract

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers examine the properties of magnets and static electricity. They participate in experiments that demonstrate the behaviors of charged particles, and record their data on a worksheet.
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Demonstrating and Calculating Electrostatic Forces

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore static electricity and view a demonstration of electrostatic forces and see how they exist between charged objects.
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Static Electricity Game

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore further the importance of static electricity by playing a game which reinforces and reviews static electricity concepts.
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Electricity

For Teachers 1st
First graders become aware of the presence of static electricity. They create static electricity using friction.
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Static Electricity 3: More About Static Electricity

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars reinforce the concept that static electricity is a phenomenon that involves positive and negative charges.
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Static Electricity 4: Static Electricity and Lightning

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explain concepts related to static electricity, based on a single example: lightning.
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Static Electricity 2: Introducing Static Electricity

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students are introduced to static electricity as a phenomenon that involves positive and negative charges.
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Leyden Jar: Static Electricity

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners experiment with a Leyden Jar, a device that stores electrical charges. A large voltage can be built up in this jar by adding more and more charge. The modern name for this device is a capacitor.
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A Stroll Down Memory Lane

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the functionality of different types of computer memory (RAM) as a springboard to researching the definitions, uses and functions of different common computer terms. The class creates a computer terminology guide.
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Cling On's

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explain how static electricity is produced. In this electricity activity, students design an experiment to reduce static electricity. They share and discuss findings in class.
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Friction

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students explore the uses of friction.  In this friction and static lesson students complete a group lab activity and understand the ratio of friction and weight as it relates to moving an object at rest. 
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What Is Electricity

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders develop an understanding of static electricity and discover how to detect a charge by using electroscopes.  In this electricity lesson, 4th graders complete a lab on electricity and discuss the results with the class. 
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Friction

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
Students observe friction and see that different surfaces have different coefficients of friction.  In this friction lesson plan students observe the differences between static and sliding friction and perform an experiment, record...
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Static Electricity

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this static electricity worksheet, students read through 3 pages of text about static electricity and its components to learn about how electricity works.
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National Static Electricity Day: January 9

For Students 4th - 5th
In this writing prompt worksheet, students learn that January 9th is National Static Electricity Day. Students then research five facts about the cause of static electricity using resources in their classroom. Students summarize the...
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Type of Energy - Dot to Dot Puzzles

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this energy activity, students connect the dots to complete pictures of three types of energy that include solar energy, static energy, and stored energy. They color the page and draw other examples of energy in a box at the bottom of...
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The Magic Of Static Science Station Experiment

For Students 4th - 5th
For this magic of static electricity set of station activities worksheets, students perform 4 activities with static electricity including popping corn, jumping peanuts, weird water, and dancing balloons. They complete the recording...