This is the second lab of the unit and deals with electric discharge, attraction/repulsion, and induction.


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  • Science > Physical Sciences

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8


static shock charging electricity magnetism middle school science emag induction field



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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2009-09-18.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

In this engaging electrostatic activity, middle school students use Van de Graff generator to review and build upon the basic concepts of static electricity. The resource includes detailed lesson objectives and clear guiding question, a materials list, and procedures. Student worksheets are exceptionally organized and clear, and include questions throughout the investigation, as well as a more formal assessment at the end of the activity. Answer keys are provided for all student assessment and anticipated lab results. All handouts are uploaded as both a Word document and a pdf, for the user’s downloading preference. This particular lesson is thoughtfully considerate of classroom management and student safety.
Curriki Review System
September 18, 2009

This lab activity is part of the larger resource Hands-on Electricity and Magnetism, which received a rating of 3-Exemplary in the Curriki Review System. You can learn more about this larger resource by reading its review and comments.

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