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This Exploratorium collection provides simple experiments, or "snacks", on electricity, magnetism, circuits, and motors. Students can explore electrostatics, current, magnetism, charge, molecular models, fields, photoelectricity, generators, and more. Exploratorium Science Snacks are miniature versions of some of the most popular exhibits at the Exploratorium that can be performed by students with minimal requirements for materials and equipment.
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Electricity & Magnetism
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This resource is part of 2 Physics Front Topical Units.

Topic: "Static" Electricity
Unit Title: Electric Field

The Exploratorium "snacks" are miniature versions of popular exhibits at the museum, all do-able with inexpensive materials. For electrostatics, click on "Charge and Carry", "Electroscope", and "Holding Charge".

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Topic: "Static" Electricity
Unit Title: Static Electricity for the Early Grades

The "snacks" are scaled-down versions of exhibits relating to electricity at the Exploratorium museum.  Find activities related to electrostatics, charge, force and field potential, and circuits. Many are appropriate for elementary school: easy set-up and adequate content support.

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