# Synopsis

Lesson Snapshot 1. Engage: Students watch a short video of a dog that has been charged (hair is standing on ends) and write a 20 word GIST statement to describe the physics of what they see in the video. 2. Explore: Students develop a method to levitate a ring made of grocery bag material using a balloon and paper towel. Students will write a 50 word GIST statement, explaining what happened using their academic vocabulary. 3. Explain: Students will share GIST statements and the teacher clarifies and formally defines terms and relationships involved in electrostatics including conservation of charge and Coulombâ€™s Law. 4. Extend/Expand: Students will apply mathematical relationships to electrostatic problem solving and research additional applications of electrostatics. 5. Evaluate: Students will explain the process of lightning using academic vocabulary from the lesson. |

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