Charge and Charging

Does your class understand how things become charged? Are you positive? Before negative grades emerge, assign a fun interactive! The first in the five-part Static Electricity series contains three levels of charge-related questions and asks users to identify the number of protons versus electrons in each.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Perform a demonstration of the balloon and animal fur scenario from the interactive as a hook 
  • Challenge early finishers to brainstorm a list of situations that illustrate the movement of electrons 
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils should know the properties of cations anions before attempting the lesson
Pros

  • The interactive progresses from beginner-level knowledge to advanced thinking, which helps determine a student's next steps
  • Realistic scenarios show users how the movement of electrons is part of everyday life
Cons

  • None
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