The Early Years: Static Electricity: The Shocking Truthby: Peggy Ashbrook

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This column discusses resources and science topics related to students in grades preK to 2. This month’s issue highlights activities about static electricity.

Grades
  • Elementary
Publication Date
3/1/2013

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  • on Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:52 AM

This article describes an interesting activity to help preschoolers explore and experience static electricity. They will not understand the scientific principles behind static electricity but they can explore its effects with this simple bottle activity. As they grow older, this experience will give them a background and basis to understand the more advanced science behind electricity. Preschoolers can experience science at their level and are natural learners that need to be encouraged to explore their world which is full of science.

Betty Paulsell  (Kansas City, MO)
Betty Paulsell (Kansas City, MO)


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