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Static Electricity/ Intro to Electricity
This resource includes a 12 slide PPT that introduces what static electricity is and defines charging by contact and charging by induction. Lightning is explained. The ppt does NOT contain ANY images. Student fill-in the black note pages included and are perfectly coorelated with ppt. The ppt and notes simply serve as a quick intro to the topic.
Two follow-up assignments included. The first provides an explanation of the development of lightning and has students draw the changes in distributions of charges in the clouds and ground.
The second assignment can be a homework or a 1 period class project. Students research a demo on static electricty, write up directions, a scientific explanation, and 5 questions (with answers); the demo and questions should be written at an elementary level. Rubric included. You could also have students perform demo for class if you wanted.
Please see preview. All handouts shown in preview, along with 3 of the ppt slides.