## Static Electricity Crossword Puzzles

Static Electricity Crossword Puzzles Printable and Free – 3rd Grade

Static Electricity

Hello, 3rd graders! Today, we’re going to learn about static electricity. It’s something that happens a lot in nature and even in our homes, but we might not always notice it. Let’s start with some basic ideas.

### What is Matter?

Everything around us is made of matter. Matter is anything that takes up space and has weight. Your desk, your book, the air you breathe—all of these are made of matter.

### What is an Atom?

Matter is made up of tiny particles called atoms. Atoms are so small that you can’t see them with your eyes. Imagine a building made of millions of tiny LEGO blocks. Atoms are like those blocks.

### Parts of an Atom

Atoms have three main parts: electrons, protons, and neutrons.

• Electrons are tiny and have a negative charge.
• Protons are bigger than electrons and have a positive charge.
• Neutrons are about the same size as protons but have no charge; they are neutral.

Think of protons and neutrons as the heavy center of the atom, called the nucleus, and electrons as tiny bits that zip around the nucleus.

### What is Electricity?

Electricity is the movement of electrons. When electrons move from one place to another, we get electricity. It’s what powers our lights, computers, and many other things.

### What is Static Electricity?

Static electricity is a type of electricity that happens when electrons build up on an object’s surface. Unlike the electricity that flows through wires to power our devices, static electricity stays in one place for a while.

### How Does Static Electricity Happen?

When you rub certain materials together, electrons can move from one material to the other. For example, if you rub a balloon on your hair, electrons move from your hair to the balloon. This leaves your hair with more protons and the balloon with more electrons.

### Like Charges and Unlike Charges

• Like charges are charges that are the same, like two positive charges or two negative charges.
• Unlike charges are charges that are different, like one positive charge and one negative charge.

### Attract and Repel

• Attract means to pull toward. Unlike charges attract each other. So, a positive charge will attract a negative charge.
• Repel means to push away. Like charges repel each other. So, a positive charge will repel another positive charge, and a negative charge will repel another negative charge.

### Fun with Static Electricity

Have you ever rubbed a balloon on your head and then stuck it to a wall? That’s static electricity at work! The balloon gets a lot of extra electrons from your hair, making it negatively charged. The wall has more positive charges, so the balloon sticks to it.

Or, have you felt a little shock when you touch a doorknob after walking on a carpet? That’s static electricity too. Your body picked up extra electrons from the carpet, and when you touched the doorknob, the electrons jumped to the doorknob, making a tiny spark.

### Conclusion

Static electricity is a cool way that nature shows us the power of tiny particles. By understanding atoms, electrons, protons, and neutrons, we learn how matter and electricity work. So next time you see a spark or your hair stands up after taking off a sweater, you’ll know it’s static electricity in action

Grade 3 Science – These Static Electricity Crossword Puzzles cover the following 11 terms: atom, matter, electron, proton, neutron, electricity, static electricity, like charges, unlike charges, attract, repel. Four different crosswords covering the same terms allows for re-teaching and re-learning throughout the school year. Students, parents, and teachers can print and make copies.

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