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
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.

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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