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This item is a lesson plan featuring the neon bulb, an object that can be lighted either by electric current or by static charge.  Accompanied by detailed background information, this lesson promotes conceptual understanding of  electron transfer.  It includes printable data sheets for use in the physics classroom.  No math is required.  This lesson is part of a larger collection generated by the University of Virginia Department of Physics outreach program.
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© 2003 Robert Morse
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charge interaction, electric charge, electricity, electrostatics, motion of charge, voltage
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Metadata instance created November 7, 2006 by Caroline Hall
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November 24, 2011 by Caroline Hall
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January 31, 2003

This resource is part of 3 Physics Front Topical Units.


Topic: "Static" Electricity
Unit Title: Teaching About Electrostatics

Using neon bulbs as a "test charge" for a current or for an electric field. this is a description for a lesson plan or activity.

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Topic: "Static" Electricity
Unit Title: Electric Charge

A neon bulb is an object that can be lighted either by electric current or by static electricity.  This creative lesson, which requires no math,  helps students form an understanding of electron transfer.  Included is a printable student data sheet.

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Topic: Electricity and Electrical Energy
Unit Title: Electrical Charge

This item is a lesson plan featuring the neon bulb, an object that can be lighted either by electric current or by static electricity.  Accompanied by detailed background information, this lesson promotes conceptual understanding of  electron transfer.

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R. Morse, (2003), WWW Document, (http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/Education/outreach/8thgradesol/NeonChargeFrm.htm).
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R. Morse, University of Virginia Physical Science SOL Activities: Neon Bulbs & Motion of Charge, (2003), <http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/Education/outreach/8thgradesol/NeonChargeFrm.htm>.
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Morse, R. (2003, January 31). University of Virginia Physical Science SOL Activities: Neon Bulbs & Motion of Charge. Retrieved November 28, 2014, from http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/Education/outreach/8thgradesol/NeonChargeFrm.htm
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Morse, Robert. University of Virginia Physical Science SOL Activities: Neon Bulbs & Motion of Charge. January 31, 2003. http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/Education/outreach/8thgradesol/NeonChargeFrm.htm (accessed 28 November 2014).
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Morse, Robert. University of Virginia Physical Science SOL Activities: Neon Bulbs & Motion of Charge. 2003. 31 Jan. 2003. 28 Nov. 2014 <http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/Education/outreach/8thgradesol/NeonChargeFrm.htm>.
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