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Lesson – Exploring Electrical Forces Lab

Overview

Title: Exploring Electrical Forces Lab
Grade Level: 5th Grade
Duration: 15 Mins

Problem Statement

How does static electricity work?

Materials

  • Scraps of paper from a hole punch
  • Pieces of wool
  • Plastic Rulers

Procedure

  1. Place 15-20 scraps of paper from a hole punch on the table.
  2. Take a plastic ruler and rub it with a piece of wool.
  3. Bring the ruler close to the pieces of paper.
  4. Observe the effect the ruler has on the scraps of paper.
    • What happens to the pieces of paper when the ruler is brought close to them?
    • What happens to the pieces of paper when they come in contact with the ruler?
    • Did you observe any unexpected results when the ruler was brought close to the paper scraps? If so,describe these results.