2. Electrostatics Review

Melissa Beemsterboer
10 minutes
High School Honors Physics


The goal of this lesson is mainly to get students re-familiarized with basic electrostatics. They will watch a short video to help them recall the parts of an atom and basic subatomic particle behavior. They need to come away with the understanding that electrons are very small (relative to protons and neutrons), negatively charged, and on the "outside" of an atom.

Underlying Pages


Next Generation Science Standards
  • Engineering, Technology, Applications of Science
  • Physical Science
  • NGSS Crosscutting Concept
    • Systems
    • Energy
  • NGSS Practice
    • Analyzing Data
    • Constructing Explanations, Designing Solutions
    • Using Models
    • Using Mathematics
    • Conducting Investigations
Computational Thinking in STEM
  • Data Practices
    • Analyzing Data
    • Collecting Data
    • Visualizing Data
  • Modeling and Simulation Practices
    • Assessing Computational Models
    • Constructing Computational Models
  • Computational Problem Solving Practices
    • Computer Programming
    • Troubleshooting and Debugging


The youtube video used in this lesson is: https://www.youtube.com/embed/cpBb2bgFO6I