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Carolina® Coulomb's Law

3 Items Exclusive This product is exclusive to Carolina Biological Supply. With Digital This kit includes 1-year access to digital resources including videos, digital teacher’s manuals, printable student guides, interactive lessons, editable assessment questions, and more.
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Grades 9–12. Introduce the concept of electrostatic force using charged materials such as fur, silk, and glass. Students construct 2 electroscopes, establishing the relationship between charge and distance while studying the underlying principles of Coulomb's law and electrostatics.

 
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Grades 9–12. Through 2 investigations, students construct 2 electroscopes establishing the relationship between charge and distance while studying the underlying principles of Coulomb’s law and electrostatics.

PE: HS-PS2-4
Related PE: HS-PS3-2
Time Requirement: 100 minutes

SEP: Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking
CCC: Systems and System Models
DCI: PS2.B: Types of Interactions

Introduce electrostatic force using charged materials such as fur, silk, and glass. Students measure attractive force as a function of distance with the more sensitive electroscopes. Then they model the mathematical relationship, confirming the 1/r2 relationship between electrostatic force and distance by measuring angular deflection.

Kit contains enough materials for 10 groups of students and includes FREE 1-year access to digital resources that support 3-dimensional instruction for NGSS.

Kit activities build toward the following Performance Expectations of the Next Generation Science Standards*: HS-PS2-4 and HS-PS3-2. This kit is designed to integrate into a larger unit of lessons addressing wave mechanics, electricity, magnetism, and electromagnetism.

*Next Generation Science Standards® (NGSS) is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of, and do not endorse, this product.