During this activity, students will gain a better understanding of static electricity through 3 interactive stations. These stations will help students understand what is happening by breaking down static electricity step by step.
|Recommended Grade||4th grade|
Force and Motion: NC Standards
see Current Events
1. Ability to understand static electricity at a deeper level
Bending Water http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/experiments/exp/bending-water-static-attraction/
Soda Can Races https://www.exploratorium.edu/science_explorer/roller.html
Lightning Bolts http://www.education.com/activity/article/static_electricity_lightening/
Light up a Light Bulb using a Balloon http://www.sciencemadesimple.com/static_electricity_projects.html (Project 3)
Time Estimate 45-60 minutes
We have not yet done this activity with our 4th graders. We plan on it this year and are expecting a good response from our students and hoping they gain a good understanding of static electricity.