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Static Electricity -- Chasing Cheerios
This item is a lesson plan for the teacher of beginning high school physics and/or physical science. A Cheerio is suspended from a string and brought in contact with a charged plastic ruler, then neutralized by...
A Short History of Electrostatics
Created by the Franklin Institute, this set of web pages contains a simple list of historical achievements in the study of electrostatics. Each are connected to simple tasks allowing students to replicate the original...
This activity from the Exploratorium provides instructions to build an electroscope, a device that detects electrical charge. Common, inexpensive materials including film canisters, 3-M Scotch Magic? Tape, and a p...
Neon Bulbs and Motion of Charge
This item is a lesson plan featuring the neon bulb, an object that can be lighted either by electric current or by static electricity. Accompanied by detailed background information, this lesson promotes conceptual...
Work Performed Against an Electric Force
This page, authored and curated by David P. Stern, illustrates the concept of work against an electric force using the examples of the Van de Graaff generator and lightening. There are also shorter examples of the Xerox...
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