Electrostatic Charge and the Electrical Structure of Matter - An Overview
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This 3-DAY, 56 slide Electrostatic Charge lesson package is a complete overview or introduction to the topic. It begins with a Review of the atom and Charged objects as well as examining the Laws of electric charges. It looks at why balloons stick on the wall and why your hair sticks up in winter. It then moves onto the Electrostatic series, Charging by friction, contact and induction. Furthermore, the lesson summarizes shocks and lightning, Tesla coils and Electrostatic applications. There are many opportunities for students to test their knowledge through "Check Your Understanding" slides with the teacher version containing the answers. There are 3 simulations and 9 videos embedded in the PowerPoint. Simply start the slideshow and click the image and it will open in your browser. The PowerPoint contains diagrams, examples and explanations. It includes the lesson (student and teacher versions of the PowerPoint) and a student lesson handout as a word document which follows the PowerPoint.

Included in the lesson package is:

- The teacher version of the PowerPoint
- The student version of the PowerPoint
- 1 Bill Nye Video worksheet with video link
- 3 simulations embedded into the PowerPoint
- 9 videos embedded into the PowerPoint
- Student lesson handout

In order, the lesson covers:
- Review – Parts of the atom
- Charged objects
- Law of electric charges
- Balloons on the wall and bad hair days in winter
- Electrostatic series
- Charging by friction, contact and induction
- Shocks and lightning
- Lightning and your car
- Tesla coils
- Electrostatic applications
- Grounding

The student version of the PowerPoint contains multiple blanks that need to be filled in throughout the lesson. These blanks are conveniently underlined and bolded on the teacher copy. I have found this to be the most effective means of keeping my students engaged and active without having them write everything out. This also leaves more time for discussion and activities.
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Created: Nov 15, 2015

Updated: Feb 22, 2018


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