Office Space (1999)

Concept featured in clip: Static electricity
Location of clip: (DVD)

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Summary of clip: Peter hates his job and is annoyed daily by little things like the door handle of his office shocking him each morning.

Connection of flickclip to the concept: Peter walks across the carpet, creating a positive charge on his body. When he touches the doorknob, the positive and negative charges are unbalanced, creating a shock.
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Questions to ask after viewing:
Why does this happen?
What causes static electricity?
Can you think of another example of where static electricity has affected you?
This is a wonderful way to get the students interested in ions. There are lots of ways to explore with static electricity, like rubbing a balloon on your hair. This clip can create that need-to-know that is an integral part of the lesson.