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Static Electricity Experiment— Like and Unlike Charges

If you're looking for some great activities on static electricity, try this one. How can you determine that like charges repel and unlike charges attract. This incredibly simple activity will do just that. 

Written instructions are designed to go straight into students hands so you can literally print and go— writing prompts help focus student writing and lab sheets are available for students who need more structure and support. 
Concepts Addressed
• Like charges repel
• Unlike charges attract

Materials Needed
magic Scotch™ tape, charging rod & fabric (straw, binder clip--optional) 

Answer Key
Extensive teacher notes address the many questions that come up. You shouldn’t have to do outside research on this topic unless you want to. 
Time Required
This lab takes about 30 mins.
Student Sheets
• Scaffolded writing prompts & lab reporting 

Static Electricity Experiment— Like and Unlike Charges


    Answer Keys and Teacher Notes address most questions and issues that might arise in this study—you shouldn’t have to do any outside research unless you want to.

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