A Hands-on Investigation about Static Electricity. Students will investigate how objects become charged, examine the charges (positive + or negative -) they take on, and how objects behave when they become charged. This is a one of a kind, complete lesson on static electricity. Students will thoroughly understand charged objects after completing these 5 Explorations and will be ready to delve into the science of Electricity and Magnetism. This investigation is best suited for grades 5-9. However, it can be adapted for the 4th grade and high school physical science/physics. The investigation includes; Teacher Notes, Background information, Templates, Student Data Sheet, Extensions with Videos & Readings, and a Materials List including assembly of the “Lightening Apparatus.” The investigation is laid out in a 5-E model.