E-book, Lesson Plan


This is second electrostatic lab/activity within an Electricity and Magnetism unit. It uses a Van de Graff generator to introduce new aspects of static electricity and to reinforce the topics introduced during the first lab/activity (Balloon Charges). The topics introduced include: electrostatic discharge, conductors and insulators, and charging by conduction. The topics reinforced from the previous lab work include: attraction of unlike charges, repulsion of like charges, charging by friction, polarization of charge, and charging by induction.


  • Science > General
  • Science > Physical Sciences

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8


static shock charging electricity magnetism middle school science emag induction field



Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0
This resource has not yet been aligned.
Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of -0001-11-30.

Curriki Review System
August 7, 2009

This resource received a 3* rating because it 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.

Non-profit Tax ID # 203478467