Type:

Interactive

Description:

The file is saved as a pdf.

Subjects:

  • Science > General
  • Science > Physical Sciences

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8

Keywords:

static shock charging electricity magnetism middle school science emag induction field

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0
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Curriki Rating
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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 2009-09-18.

Component Ratings:

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

Reviewer Comments:

In this activity, middle school students use a constructed Electrophorus device to review and build upon the basic concepts of static electricity. With these devices, built by students using common household materials, students can investigate charging by conduction, friction and induction. The resource includes detailed lesson objectives and clear guiding question, a materials list, procedures and suggested assessment. 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 focused and well-developed activity can be used immediately in the classroom.
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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.

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