Electromagnetism - Electrostatic Force: The Four Fundamental Forces of Physics #4a

An electrifying video explains the electricity portion of the electromagnetic force. It connects everything from lightning to static electricity. Diagrams and a visual aid assist in clarifying the role of electrons to the process to round out the lesson.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Before the video, discuss static electricity to see if viewers know where it comes from and if they can create it themselves
  • Test various ways of getting the electrons from wool and a balloon in touch with each other, such as just holding them together, bouncing, rubbing, etc.
Classroom Considerations
  • Fits well as an introduction to lightning, electricity, electromagnetism, and/or forces
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Includes closed captioning for those that feel the presenter speaks too fast
  • Engaging video holds scholars' attention
  • None
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