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Sparks from Falling Water: Kelvin's Thunderstorm

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Need a resource that illustrates the creation of electrical charge? The odds will ever be in your favor with a video from the Veritasium playlist! Science sleuths watch sparks fly from Lord Kelvin's rain shower experiment, where current is produced from falling water. Be sure to capitalize on the clever link to the Hunger Games to further captivate your audience.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Make the video part of a lesson on the work of Lord Kelvin or to highlight principles of electric charge
  • After viewing, show the version of the video produced as part of the Hunger Games CapitolTV broadcast
Classroom Considerations
  • Students should have a basic understanding of positive and negative charges to watch the video
  • The experimental design is simple and easy to understand
  • Contains excellent information on the properties of water
  • None
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