Use Balloons, Paper Clips and Other Easy-to-Get Stuff for Super Easy, Super-cool Activities That Light Up Kids' Science Learning
By Steve “The Dirtmeister®” Tomecek
At last—a book that makes teaching electricity exciting, easy, safe, and fun! Each lively lesson includes fascinating background information that tells the history of electricity along with simple activities like Charge It! that uses a balloon and plastic wrap to teach about static electricity. Other activities include Go With the Flow (conductors and insulators), Lights On! (simple circuits) and Stuck on Electromagnets (electricity and magnetism). Includes complete how-to's, questions to guide students' learning, extension activities, and reproducible data sheets. Linked to the National Science Standards!
How do you think a plastic ruler, a wooden pencil, and a drinking glass would react when rubbed with either plastic wrap or silk? Try it and find out!