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ACS Resources: 7 results
Make a Balloon Ec-Static  
In this activity, students create static electricity by rubbing a balloon on their hair or clothing. When you rub a balloon on hair, shirt, or sweater, the balloon will attract things toward it. The rubbing scrubs electrons off and they collect on the surface of the balloon. ,
Atomic Properties / Structure
Static Strength Tester  
In this activity, students make a static strength tester by suspending a Styrofoam ball from a string. When the ball is brought near static-charged balloon, it is repelled. How much it is repelled is a function of the static charge strength.
Atomic Properties / Structure
The Great Electron Rip-Off  
In this activity, students explore static electricity using transparent tape. When two pieces of tape are placed on a table top and then ripped up, they repel each other when brought close. This is because they lost electrons when they were pulled from the table. Since they have the same charge, they repel each other.
Atomic Properties / Structure
Electricity  
A collection of activities that explore basic concepts dealing with electricity. They are written for the 4-6th grade level.
Electrochemistry
Electricity and Magnetism ? A Dynamic Duo  
When using a compass to see which way is north, south, east, and west, we are really using a magnet. The little moving pointer in a compass is actually a small magnet! Electricity in a wire can also be used to make a magnet. Students investigate this relationship by setting up a wire and making the magnetism from the electricity in the wire move the magnet in the compass.
Electrochemistry |
Magnetic Properties
Batteries ? Energy to Go  
Students create a simple circuit by connecting a bulb to a battery. Connecting the bulb and wires to the ends of the battery gives the electrons a path to travel from one metal to the other. The battery produces electricity used to light the bulb. ,
Electrochemistry |
Electrolytic / Galvanic Cells / Potentials
Batteries and Bulbs  
In this activity, students learn what it takes to make a complete electric circuit. They are given the challenge of making a flashlight bulb light up, given a wire, bulb and a battery. To make a complete circuit, students connect the battery, the wire, and the bulb so that electricity will have a path to flow from the bottom of the battery, through the wire, into the little wire on the side of the bulb, up that wire, through the filament, down the other bulb wire to the bottom of the bulb base and to the other end of the battery. , ,
Electrochemistry |
Electrolytic / Galvanic Cells / Potentials