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Zap It! -- Static Electricity Investigations

Zap It! -- Static Electricity Investigations
Zap It! -- Static Electricity Investigations
Zap It! -- Static Electricity Investigations
Zap It! -- Static Electricity Investigations
Zap It! -- Static Electricity Investigations
Zap It! -- Static Electricity Investigations
Zap It! -- Static Electricity Investigations
Zap It! -- Static Electricity Investigations
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Elementary students will approach the study of static electricity from the stance of a materials engineer.

Students will learn electricity basics and will make and use a simple electroscope. They will collect and analyze data and learn the difference between quantitative and qualitative data.

All activities will be performed while participating in a real-life scenario during which students are challenged to begin the process of engineering a nanotech insect repellent based on the properties of static electricity -- in other words, a human bug zapper.

This activity was specifically designed to challenge students' open-mindedness, as well as their ability to demonstrate skepticism when appropriate. They will become involved in discussions that identify faulty reasoning and/or conclusions that go beyond the evidence/data generated.

Finally, students will be led to an understanding of the scientific method as an ongoing process that is propelled forward by their own questions, ideas, and curiosity.

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