# NEW Surprising Science for Kids: Electricity!

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Plug into the science of electricity.

## Ciencias Sorprendentes para Niños: ¡Electricidad! (SPANISH)

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Plug into the science of electricity - In Spanish!

Description

Our exclusive kit for grades 4-8 provides everything you need to plug into the science of electricity. Seven unforgettable hands-on experiments dealing with static and current electricity include levitating a Mylar orb, building a skittering bot, and using your body to open and close a circuit! Construct your own light wand, electromagnetic motor, homopolar motor, and more. A comprehensive and unique collection of electrical exploration! Comes with a 26-page activity book with detailed instructions.

Kit includes:

• 1 Energy Tube with known insulators and conductors
• 1 Static Spheres
• Mylar Tinsel
• PVC Pipe
• 1 Do It Yourself Light Wand
• 1 World's Simplest Motor
• 1 ScooterBot
• 1 HomoMotor Kit

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### NGSS

This product will support your students' understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), as shown in the table below.

 Elementary Middle School High School K-2-ETS1-1 Students can use the World's Simplest Motor to ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool. 2-PS1-1 Students can plan and conduct an investigation using the Static Spheres in conjunction with other items to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties. 3-PS2-3 Students can use the World's Simplest Motor to ask questions to determine cause and effects relationships of electric or magnetic interactions between two objects not in contact with each other. 4-PS3-2 Students can use the World's Simplest Motor to make observation to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place via electric currents. 4-PS3-3 Students can use the Static Spheres in an investigation to ask questions and predict outcomes about the changes in energy that occur when objects collide. 4-PS3-4 Students can use the Energy Tube to apply scientific ideas to design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another. ETS1.A Different proposals for solutions can be compared on the basis of how well each one meets the specified criteria. ETS1.B A solution needs to be tested, and then modified on the basis of the test results in order to improve it. MS-PS2-5 Students can use the World's Simplest Motor to conduct an investigation and evaluate the experimental design to provide evidence that fields exist between objects exerting forces on each other even though the objects are not in contact. MS-PS3-2 Students can use the Static Spheres to develop a model to describe the concept that when the arrangement of objects interacting at a distance changes, different amounts of potential energy are stored in the system. MS-PS3-5 Students can use the World's Simplest Motor to construct, use, and present arguments to support the claim that when the motion energy of an object changes, energy is transferred to or from the object. MS-ETS1-2 Students can use the World's Simplest Motor to evaluate complete design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem. HS-PS2-5 Students can use the World's Simplest Motor to plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that an electric current can produce a magnetic field and that a changing magnetic field can produce an electric current. HS-PS3-2 Students can use the World's Simplest Motor to develop and use models to illustrate that energy at the macroscopic scale can be accounted for as either motions of particles or energy stored in fields. HS-PS3-5 Students can use the Static Spheres to model two objects interacting through static electric fields to illustrate the forces between objects and the changes in energy of the objects due to the interaction. HS-PS4-1 The Energy Tube can be used to develop and model how two objects interacting through electric fields, illustrates the forces between objects and the changes in energy of the objects due to the interaction.

Suggested Science Idea(s)

4-PS3-4

Use the Energy Tube to test open and closed circuits or test conductors and insulators.

MS-PS3-5

Energy may take different forms.

DCI/HS-PS.A

Students can use the World's Simplest Motor in a number of investigations when exploring electrical energy and magnetic fields.>

2-PS1-1
4-PS3-3

Students can plan and conduct an investigation about static electricity. Use a variety of materials (like an inflated balloon, assorted fabrics, hair, etc.) to charge the spheres. Students can make observations and predictions about the observable properties. How does the collision of the spheres affect the static charge?

MS-PS3-2
HS-PS3-5

Students can use the Static Spheres to explore static charge. Hold the Static Spheres next to an electrostatic generator—one globe attracts the spheres into a tight group, the other repels them.

Encourage students to create a static charge on common objects and predict the movement of the spheres.

* NGSS is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of, and do not endorse, this product.

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