How Does an Object Become Charged?

Develop atomic-level causal models to explain observations of electrostatic interactions.

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Develop a model of atomic structure and explore the forces involved in maintaining that structure, as well as the effect an external electric field has on electron distribution. Extend a conceptual model of electrostatic interactions to include 1) electron transfer as the mechanism for how an object becomes charged and 2) shifting electron distribution to explain how neutral objects can be attracted to both positively and negatively charged objects. This investigation helps build toward NGSS PE(s): HS-PS1-1 and HS-PS1-3.

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Subject
Chemistry

Focus Area
Modeling and Simulation

Grade Level
High School

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CC BY 4.0

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Record Link
<a href="Array">The Concord Consortium. How Does an Object Become Charged?. Concord: The Concord Consortium, 2016, November 17.</a>

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How Does an Object Become Charged? (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2016, November 17), WWW Document, (https://concord.org/Array).

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How Does an Object Become Charged? (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2016, November 17), WWW Document, (https://concord.org/Array).

APA
How Does an Object Become Charged?. (2016, November 17). Retrieved 2017, March 24, from The Concord Consortium: https://concord.org/Array

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Grade Level
High School
Subject
Chemistry
Focus Area
Modeling and Simulation
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