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ERIC Number: EJ871156
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1449-6313
Edutainment Science: Electrostatics
Ahlers, Carl
Teaching Science, v55 n1 p54-56 Mar 2009
Electrostatics should find a special place in all primary school science curricula. It is a great learning area that reinforces the basics that underpin electricity and atomic structure. Furthermore, it has many well documented hands-on activities. Unfortunately, the "traditional" electrostatics equipment such as PVC rods, woollen cloths, rabbit skin, Van de Graaff generators and the like can be temperamental and have acquired a reputation for being "tricky" to use. This article is about fun, hands-on activities in electrostatics that can be done with a simple new electrostatics tool that is affordable and safe to use at all levels.
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A