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It’s Shocking! Experimenting with Static Electricity
Hands on experiments with common materials will get the charges hopping in your home, and increase understanding of static electrical charges.
We will learn about static electricity with fun hands-on experience. As a group we will make predictions before each experiment based on discussion and prior knowledge about the properties of static electricity. I will guide students through a series of hands-on experiments using the materials required in the materials list. We will use readily common materials, including balloons, aluminum foil strips, party confetti, Rice Crispy cereal and more. (If students choose to be observers...
Students will understand positive, negative and neutral charges in atoms. Students will understand how conductors and insulators work. Students will understand the effect of positive and negative charges on common objects.
I have 20+ years as a state of Colorado licensed teacher, with a bachelors degree in science and a masters degree in education. I have taught science at the high school level and presently teach STEM science at the elementary level. I have a passion for science and love to watch kids light up with understanding as they enjoy learning.
Rice Crispy cereal 1 cup Packing peanuts Bag of confetti, found in party favor section Strips of aluminum foil 1/4” Fuzzy piece of cloth, (Minky blanket, velour blank, fuzzy shirt) Large balloon, blown up and tied Disposable aluminum pie pan or cake pan Access to a faucet with running water
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Meet the teacher
I have 20+ years as a state of Colorado licensed teacher, with a bachelors degree in science and a masters degree in education. I have taught science at the high school level and presently teach STEM science at the elementary level. I have a...
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