Electric Charges and Electric Force Reading and Worksheet


Includes both a print and a digital Google Slides option to assign!

Grades 7 and Up

This electric force reading introduces students to positive and negative charges on atoms, how like charges repel and opposite charges attract, electric force, and electric fields.

In this activity, students will:

  • READ the article Electric Charges and Electric Force.
  • ANSWER text-dependent questions. No prior knowledge is required. All the information needed to answer the questions comes from the text.

Topics include:

  • Protons are positive, electrons are negative, and neutrons are neutral.
  • What is an electric charge?
  • How do atoms become charged?
  • Electric force is the attraction or repulsion between electric charges.
  • An electric field is a region around a charged object.
  • Electric fields are drawn using electric field lines.

Teacher Notes:

  • Includes a digital Google Slides option to assign. A link to make a digital copy is included in the downloadable PDF.
  • Includes an answer key.
  • Please note that this electric force reading is not editable.
  • NGSS Content Standards: NGSS MS-PS2-3 and MS-PS2-5
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