Submitted by: Dawn Grosklags
Endorsed by: Dr. Don E.Descy, Mankato State University
Grade Level: Grades 4-6
DESCRIPTION: Static electricity can be a difficult concept for elementary students to understand and relate to. Allowing students to learn about static electricity through a hands on lesson will create an exciting learning environment. While theyUre learning about the new concept of static electricity.
The students will learn about static electricity.OBJECTIVES:
The students will understand that everything has an electric charge.
The students will be able to demonstrate static electricity using balloons.BACKGROUND INFORMATION: This lesson can be used with students who have little or no understanding of static electricity. The lesson is a basic activity that elementary students will be able to perform and enjoy.
The students will be able to identify static electricity that occurs in their daily lives.
The students will be able to identify that protons have a positive charge and electrons have a negative charge.MATERIALS:
The students will be able to identify that protons and electrons attract causing static electricity.
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