Static Shock!


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In this hands-on activity, learners explore static electricity through the use of common household products. They also explore the connection between static electricity and cold weather. The activity webpage includes a fun how-to video for learners and educators.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Experiment/Lab Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • Balloon
  • Puffed Rice Cereal (like Rice KrispiesĀ®)
  • Hair or piece of a wool or felt cloth

Subjects


  • Physical Sciences
    • Electricity and Magnetism
      • Electric Charges and Currents
    • Structure and Properties of Matter

Informal Categories


  • Food and Cooking
  • Science Festivals Activity

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

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  • Free access

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