# Static Electricity Activities

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NGSS3-PS2-3
NGSS3-PS2-1
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This resource provides three activities on static electricity. Static electricity is an excellent example of a weak force to teach elementary students. Each activity has teacher information sheets and student activity sheets. Optimum for grades 3-6. Aligns with NGSS 3-PS2-3 and NGSS 3-PS2-1

• How Strong is Static Electricity?
• The Hovering Plastic

Important note: Winter is the best time for static electricity effects. Cold and dry days are optimum for static electricity. During warmer days, the presence of water in the atmosphere inhibits this weak force.

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NGSS3-PS2-3
Ask questions to determine cause and effect relationships of electric or magnetic interactions between two objects not in contact with each other. Examples of an electric force could include the force on hair from an electrically charged balloon and the electrical forces between a charged rod and pieces of paper; examples of a magnetic force could include the force between two permanent magnets, the force between an electromagnet and steel paperclips, and the force exerted by one magnet versus the force exerted by two magnets. Examples of cause and effect relationships could include how the distance between objects affects strength of the force and how the orientation of magnets affects the direction of the magnetic force. Assessment is limited to forces produced by objects that can be manipulated by students, and electrical interactions are limited to static electricity.
NGSS3-PS2-1
Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object. Examples could include an unbalanced force on one side of a ball can make it start moving; and, balanced forces pushing on a box from both sides will not produce any motion at all. Assessment is limited to one variable at a time: number, size, or direction of forces. Assessment does not include quantitative force size, only qualitative and relative. Assessment is limited to gravity being addressed as a force that pulls objects down.
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