1. Topic-
 The Characteristics of Electricity
2. Content-
 Static Electricity Static, Electricity, Atom, Electron, Proton, Neutron,imbalance, induce, attract, repel Emphasis on ESL/ELD/Special need students
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
 Students will be able to: 1. Explain what causes static electricity 2. Describe the action between charges
4. Objectives-
 Students will be able to: 1. Explain that objects can be statically charged by rubbing [friction] 2. State that static electricity is a result of imbalance of charges on an object's surface 3. Describe the two types of charges and the action between them 3.
5. Materials and Aids-
 Plastic objects, Styrofoam, bits of paper, balloons, sticky notes, markers, electroscope
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

 1. Static electricity in nature 2. Conditions that favor static 3. Atomic theory: Protons [+], Electrons [-], neutrons [no charge]

B. Development-

 1. Atomic theory: - electrons in motion - how objects are charged statically - why some objects cannot be charged 2. Charging by contact & induction 3. Demonstrate: - Like charges repel - Unlike charges attract Using Balloons, electroscope, plastic pen and sweater

C. Practice-

 1.Role play as charged particles [ electrons moving like bees around the hive] 2. action between charges - attraction and repulsion

D. Independent Practice-

 1. Reading comprehension 2. charging by contact and by induction

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

 1. Focus on new words 2. Using the words in a sentence 3. Reading / writing and Math

F. Checking for understanding-

 1. Did the student follow directions? 2. Did the student participate in activities? 3. To what extent was the participation? 4. Did they record their observations and results in their journals. Rubric 4=followed directions,active participation, recorded all information requested. 3=followed directions, some participation, recorded most of the information requested. 2=followed most of the directions, little participation, recorded some information. 1=followed some directions, very little participation, recorded little information. 0=nothing done.

G. Closure-

 1.Is Static a good / bad 2. Are there any uses? 3. Do you have any questions
7. Evaluation-
 Complete the quiz

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