How do the forces we see between magnets compare to those we see with static electricity? There is a subtle but helpful distinction which becomes evident to kids the more they investigate these phenomena. If a study of static electricity is in your future, consider adding this lab activity.
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• Like charges repel
• Unlike charges attract
magic Scotch™ tape, charging rod & fabric (straw, binder clip--optional)
Extensive teacher notes address the many questions that come up. You shouldn’t have to do outside research on this topic unless you want to.
This lab takes about 30 mins.
• Scaffolded writing prompts & lab reporting
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