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Static Electricity -- Chasing Cheerios

Static Electricity -- Chasing Cheerios

This item is a lesson plan for the teacher of beginning high school physics and/or physical science. A Cheerio is suspended from a string and brought in contact with a charged plastic ruler, then neutralized by touching it. This lesson illustrates both induction and conduction. A second activity is included, with a printable student data sheet and reference materials for the teacher. This lesson is part of a larger collection generated by the University of Virginia Department of Physics outreach program.


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