Balloons and Static Electricity

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  • Static Electricity
  • Electric Charges
  • Electric Force
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Topics

  • Static Electricity
  • Electric Charges
  • Electric Force

Description

Grab a balloon to explore concepts of static electricity such as charge transfer, attraction, repulsion, and induced charge.

Sample Learning Goals

  • Describe and draw models for common static electricity concepts (transfer of charge, induction, attraction, repulsion, and grounding)
  • Make predictions about force at a distance for various configurations of charge
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Balloons and Static Electricity A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines. UTeach Middle School PhET Team MS Lab Chemistry
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Afrikaans All Afrikaans Download Run now Ballonne en Statiese Elektrisiteit
Arabic All العربية Download Run now البالونات والكهرباء الساكنة
Armenian All Armenian Download Run now Փուչիկը և էլեկտրաստատիկ լիցքերը
Basque All Basque Download Run now Globoak eta elektrizitate estatikoa
Belarusian All беларускі Download Run now Шарыкі і статычная электрычнасць
Bosnian All Bosanski Download Run now Baloni i statički elektricitet
Bulgarian All български Download Run now Наелектризиране на тела
Chinese (Simplified) All 中文 (中国) Download Run now 气球和静电(摩擦起电)
Chinese (Traditional) All 中文 (台灣) Download Run now Balloons and Static Electricity_氣球和靜電引力
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Estonian All Eesti Download Run now Õhupallid ja staatiline elekter
Finnish All suomi Download Run now Ilmapallot ja hankaussähkö
French All français Download Run now Ballons et Electricité statique
Galician All Gallegan Download Run now Globos e Electicidade Estática
Georgian All ქართული Download Run now ბუშტები და სტატიკური ელექტრობა
German All Deutsch Download Run now Ballons und statische Elektrizität
Greek All Ελληνικά Download Run now Μπαλόνια και Στατικός Ηλεκτρισμός
Hebrew All עברית Download Run now בלונים וחשמל סטטי
Hindi All हिंदी Download Run now गुब्बारा और स्थिर विद्युत् 
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Indonesian All Bahasa Indonesia Download Run now Balon dan listrik statis
Irish All Gaeilge Download Run now Balúin agus Leictreachas Statach
Italian All italiano Download Run now Elettricità statica
Japanese All 日本語 Download Run now 風船と静電気
Kannada All Kannada Download Run now ಬಲೂನ್ ಮತ್ತು ಸ್ಥಾಯಿ ವಿದ್ಯುತ್
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Macedonian All македонски Download Run now Балони и статички електрицитет
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Marathi All मराठी Download Run now फुगा आणि स्थिरविद्युत
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Portuguese All português Download Run now Balões e Eletricidade Estática
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Romanian All română Download Run now Baloanele si Electricitatea Statica
Russian All русский Download Run now Воздушные шарики и статическое электричество
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The new HTML5 sims can run on iPads and Chromebooks, as well as PC, Mac, and Linux systems.

iPad:
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Android:
Not officially supported. If you are using the HTML5 sims on Android, we recommend using the latest version of Google Chrome.

Chromebook:
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The HTML5 and Flash PhET sims are supported on all Chromebooks.
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Macintosh Systems:
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Linux Systems:
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