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 PhET: Balloons and Static Electricity Students explore static electricity by rubbing a simulated balloon on a sweater. As they view the charges in the sweater, balloon, and adjacent wall, they gain an understanding of charge transfer. This item is part of a larger collection of simulations developed by the Physics Education Technology project (PhET). The simulations are animated, interactive, and game-like environments. http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/balloons
 Connecting Concepts to Problem-solving This paper, presented at the 2001 Physics Education Research Conference, offers a new way to approach homework problems in electrostatics through the use of “bridging exercises” as part of students’ homework. These exercises encourage students to solve problems by starting with developed physics concepts and models. http://people.rit.edu/svfsps/perc2001/Kanim1.doc
 2-D Electrostatics Applet This java applet illustrates electrostatic fields and potentials and static current distributions in two dimensions. It offers a broad range of interactive simulations, from simple single and double charges to highly complex dielectrics and currents. The user can charges, conductors, and dielectrics to the simulation. Explanations provide help for running the simulation and something about the... http://www.falstad.com/emstatic/
 NOVA Science NOW-Lightning This webpage from PBS' NOVA explores the electrostatic forces that cause lightning and engages students with an "Ask The Expert" question-answer set. Different types of lightning are described along with their pictures. A Quick Time plug-in is required to watch a 9-minute related video. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/lightning.html
 Canadian In-Class Question-Charge Distribution In this set of in-class questions, a solid sphere carrying a positive charge is placed next to a negatively charged circular plate. The questions address the topic of charge distribution. All questions are available for download in PDF format. http://www.physics.usyd.edu.au/super/CCS/Questions.html
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