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This item is a lesson plan for the teacher of beginning high school physics and/or physical science.  It provides directions for designing a simple electroscope demonstration and updates the classic "kissing balloon" activity with creative additions.  Included are printable student data sheets and comprehensive background information on static electricity.

This lesson is part of a larger collection generated by the University of Virginia Department of Physics outreach program. See Related Materials for a link to the full collection.
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Electricity & Magnetism
- Electrostatics
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Middle School
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balloon electroscope, charge, electricity, electroscope, electrostatics
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Metadata instance created November 9, 2006 by Caroline Hall
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Topic: "Static" Electricity
Unit Title: Capacitors and their Effect on Electricity

This lesson plan explains how to make a simple electroscope, a device used to detect electric charge. It updates the classic "kissing balloon" activity with creative additions. It is standards-aligned and includes printable student data sheets.

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(University of Virginia, 2003), WWW Document, (http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/Education/outreach/8thgradesol/BalloonElectroscopeFrm.htm).
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University of Virginia Physical Science SOL Activities: Balloon Electroscope (University of Virginia, 2003), <http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/Education/outreach/8thgradesol/BalloonElectroscopeFrm.htm>.
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University of Virginia Physical Science SOL Activities: Balloon Electroscope. (2003, January 31). Retrieved September 2, 2014, from University of Virginia: http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/Education/outreach/8thgradesol/BalloonElectroscopeFrm.htm
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University of Virginia. University of Virginia Physical Science SOL Activities: Balloon Electroscope. University of Virginia, January 31, 2003. http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/Education/outreach/8thgradesol/BalloonElectroscopeFrm.htm (accessed 2 September 2014).
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University of Virginia Physical Science SOL Activities: Balloon Electroscope. University of Virginia, 2003. 31 Jan. 2003. 2 Sep. 2014 <http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/Education/outreach/8thgradesol/BalloonElectroscopeFrm.htm>.
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