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This site from the University of Virginia physics department provides an activity on electrostatic forces, performed with household materials.  The activities show clearly that objects with like charges repel, and that an uncharged object can attract a charged one.  Photographs show how the activity is performed, and diagrams make clear the locations of the static charges.
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Electricity & Magnetism
- Electrostatics
= Charge
- High School
- Middle School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Lesson/Lesson Plan
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Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2003 University of Virginia
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Keywords: electric charge, electricity, electroscope, electrostatic force, electrostatics, electrostatics labs, experiment, middle school experiment, middle school lab, polarization, static electricity
Record Cloner: Metadata instance created November 13, 2006 by Caroline Hall
Record Updated: Nov 21, 2011 by Caroline Hall
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January 31, 2003
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AIP Format
(University of Virginia, 2003), WWW Document, (http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/Education/outreach/8thgradesol/StaticFrm.htm).
AJP/PRST-PER
University of Virginia Physical Science SOL Activities: Introduction to Static Electricity (University of Virginia, 2003), <http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/Education/outreach/8thgradesol/StaticFrm.htm>.
APA Format
University of Virginia Physical Science SOL Activities: Introduction to Static Electricity. (2003, January 31). Retrieved September 2, 2014, from University of Virginia: http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/Education/outreach/8thgradesol/StaticFrm.htm
Chicago Format
University of Virginia. University of Virginia Physical Science SOL Activities: Introduction to Static Electricity. University of Virginia, January 31, 2003. http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/Education/outreach/8thgradesol/StaticFrm.htm (accessed 2 September 2014).
MLA Format
University of Virginia Physical Science SOL Activities: Introduction to Static Electricity. University of Virginia, 2003. 31 Jan. 2003. 2 Sep. 2014 <http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/Education/outreach/8thgradesol/StaticFrm.htm>.
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