Tuesday, February 2, 2016

FREE SCIENCE LESSON - “Static Electricity Lab”

by Science in the City
6th - 9th Grade

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This is a middle school static lab. It consists of an explanation, with diagrams, of static electricity and then five stations of activities for students to explore static electricity. It also has summary questions for them to answer to process and assess their knowledge.

Materials needed:
Pop cans
Inflated balloons
Packing peanuts in a plastic bag
Small pieces of wool cloth
Puffed wheat cereal
Black plastic strips (you could also use a comb, small ruler, or other plastic strip)

Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.3 Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.9 Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic.

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