Static Electricity Lab: Use Van De Graaff to Show Electrostatic Forces PDF ONLY

Static Electricity Lab: Use Van De Graaff to Show Electrostatic Forces PDF ONLY
Static Electricity Lab: Use Van De Graaff to Show Electrostatic Forces PDF ONLY
Static Electricity Lab: Use Van De Graaff to Show Electrostatic Forces PDF ONLY
Static Electricity Lab: Use Van De Graaff to Show Electrostatic Forces PDF ONLY
Static Electricity Lab: Use Van De Graaff to Show Electrostatic Forces PDF ONLY
Static Electricity Lab: Use Van De Graaff to Show Electrostatic Forces PDF ONLY
Static Electricity Lab: Use Van De Graaff to Show Electrostatic Forces PDF ONLY
Static Electricity Lab: Use Van De Graaff to Show Electrostatic Forces PDF ONLY
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NGSSMS-PS2-5
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  1. This collection of static electricity labs and experiments with interactive worksheets will help students understand how electrostatic charges behave and move. Students can see experimentally that like charges repel and opposites attract. They will begin to develop the basis for understanding circui
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How much use does your Van de Graaff get? This activity will help your students learn to use it and understand the concepts behind it. The Van de Graaff is a super way to introduce a start to either electrostatics or circuit electricity. If a study of static electricity is in your future, consider starting here!

Concepts Addressed
• Static charges develop well on smooth spheres but tend to leak off of pointed, rough surfaces
• Van de Graaff machines develop static charges.
Static charges can be made visible using common materials.

Materials Needed
Van de Graaff machine, foil, rubber bands, string

Answer Key
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.

Time Required
This lab takes about 40 mins.

Student Sheets
• Scaffolded writing prompts & lab reporting

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Copyright © Carolyn Balch. All rights reserved by the author. This product is to be used by the original downloader only. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. This product may not be distributed or displayed digitally for public view. Failure to comply is a copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Clipart and elements found in this PDF are copyrighted and cannot be extracted and used outside of this file without permission or license. Intended for classroom and personal use ONLY.

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NGSSMS-PS2-5
Conduct an investigation and evaluate the experimental design to provide evidence that fields exist between objects exerting forces on each other even though the objects are not in contact. Examples of this phenomenon could include the interactions of magnets, electrically-charged strips of tape, and electrically-charged pith balls. Examples of investigations could include first-hand experiences or simulations. Assessment is limited to electric and magnetic fields, and limited to qualitative evidence for the existence of fields.
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