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Static Electricity Lab

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Static Electricity Lab
Static Electricity Lab
Static Electricity Lab
Static Electricity Lab
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6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
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Search terms: lab, activity, hands-on, lesson plan, static, charges, physics, balloon, can,

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.

**All pictures, graphics, and artwork in our lessons are either purchased legally for use or are created by Science in the City**

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License

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Total Pages
5
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Teaching Duration
90 Minutes

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On  February 20, 2014Bill Curtis (TpT Seller) said:
I have this same lab but I like the way this is laid out much better than then way mine is. Also I like the soda can race. I have not done that. Nice addition
On  February 22, 2014Science in the City answered:
Thank you! The race is very popular :)
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On  December 8, 2013COOL Algebra (TpT Seller) said:
The kids will love this. THANKS!
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Going to try to adapt this for my 4th graders, great content! Can't wait to try it tomorrow!!
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Excellent station activities! Thanks!!!
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Super excited about doing these with my students!! :D
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On  October 6, 2013,  Buyer said:
This is such a nice activity to get out of the textbook - and the students will get it! Nice visuals - well-done! Thanks for sharing with all of us.
On  October 6, 2013Science in the City answered:
Thank you for the detailed and positive feedback!!
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On  October 6, 2013,  Buyer said:
The students will be "ecstatic" to have such an interactive activities as they learn about static electricity. Thank you for sharing.
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Awesome! my 5th grade students can use this.
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On  October 6, 2013Zealous Educator (TpT Seller) said:
Great thank you.

tried to link to popcan cars, but it links to something else... so maybe you can take a look to see if it links correctly for you or if maybe it was error. Please let me know when it is fixed, I would love to look today, I am heading into K & P energy labs this next week, would love to have something new than my hotwheels lab.

The link that was errored is the pop can car link from this description section. http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Land-and-Sea-Breeze-Lab links when you push Pop Can Cars: Potential and Kinetic Energy from the below product page.
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Static-Electricity-Lab-271170
On  October 6, 2013Science in the City answered:
here is the link http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Pop-Can-Cars-Potential-and-Kinetic-Energy-Lesson-Plan-304213 It is one of my favorite labs. Where were you trying to link that you found the error? I would like to correct it.

Thanks!
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On  October 6, 2013,  Buyer said:
Fun lab! Thank yo so much for sharing-- the explanations and images are nicely done. I do some of this (the soda can--they are amazed when it works!) with my grade 4 students and they love it. What do you use for the black plastic strip?
On  October 6, 2013Science in the City answered:
Hi, Thanks for the positive feedback. I have some plastic that I use, but you could use any hard plastic strips. Maybe a small comb? a ruler?
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Perfect!
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On  October 6, 2013,  Pamela R. said:
This is a great station lab. I will be using this next month with my science stations. Thank you.
On  October 6, 2013Science in the City answered:
You are welcome. I hope it goes well!
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On  June 26, 2013unitedtoteach Christine Lewis (TpT Seller) said:
I LOVE this lab. You had plenty of visuals, and I can see students really enjoying the stations. I would love to include this as a featured link on my unitedtoteach website. I keep featured curriculum for each month. This July, one of my themes is electricity. I would love to feature a link to your freebie there. If I have your permission, just send me an email letting me know. I will give a link back to your general store as well. Thanks,
Christine Lewis
I am working on finalizing the July pages today, and they should be available by the end of today.
A link to my general website is www.unitedtoteach.com
On  June 26, 2013Science in the City answered:
Christine,

Thanks for the offer and the positive feedback! I am flattered. I would definitely give permission. Please email me at sciinthecity@gmail.com to discuss any details. Also, could you please share a link to the website?
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This looks wonderful and fun! Thanks!
On  February 19, 2013Science in the City answered:
Thanks for the feedback! You are very welcome!
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Thank you! I like your blog and linky, but it looks like its only for freebies? I have some freebies, but they aren't foldables. Should I skip it, or link to my blog or a different freebie?

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Thank you so much! I definitely appreciate it! Anytime you have feedback, especially as a coach, please let me know :).
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Looks exciting!
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Thanks for the feedback. I'm glad you like it.
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Excellent! I'll be modifying this for my 5th graders. Thanks!
On  November 25, 2012Science in the City answered:
Thank you! If you think of it, I'd love to know what you modify so I can improve as well. I have used it with 7th graders who are very low readers pretty successfully. Thanks for downloading and for the feedback.
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I don't teach science (math for me), but my husband does, and he loved this! He plans to use it in the fall.
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I'm so glad to hear that! My husband teaches math :). You are my first comment/rating!
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On  October 6, 2013,  Buyer asked:
I was wondering what type of black plastic strip is to be used for the static electricity lab?
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On  October 6, 2013Science in the City answered:
I had hard strips. You could use a small ruler, or a comb. Hope that helps. Any other questions please ask.
On  July 5, 2012Scipi (TpT Seller) asked:
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On  July 20, 2012Science in the City answered:
Sorry, I just saw this feedback. Thank you so much for the suggestions. I will need to go back and make some edits, as well as change some things going forward. These are great suggestions!
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