Electron Flow

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this activity, learners will:
  • Describe the different part of the atom
  • Understand how electrons move through wire 
  • Predict which materials (metal or plastic) have atoms that move easily or not
  • Describe and define the concept of voltage

Curriculum Connections

  • Grades 5 - 8
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Length of Activity

1.5 hours

Materials List

  • Internet-enabled device
  • Electron Flow Backgrounder
  • Electron Flow Learner Worksheet
  • Balloon
  • Sweater or something on which to rub the balloon
  • String or wool

    Online Lesson Format