Children have a solid introduction to the properties of electricity and electric charges. Children discover an electric charge’s basic properties, learn to distinguish between static electricity and electrical current, and explore the science behind these phenomena. Handson activities provide a tactile lesson in charging and discharging objects with static electricity. Children will be able to relate a newfound understanding of lightning and static-electric shocks—that may have previouslybeen confusing or even frightening—to theirdaily lives. They will learn how to protect themselves from electric shocks and lightning.