Static Water

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In this activity, learners will use static elecricity to bend a stream of water without touching it. Learners will explore physics and cause and effect through this activity. Activity incudes step by step instructions with pictures, vocab words and definitions to use, fun facts related to the activity and ways to change it up extend the activity. This activity requries a comb and a faucet.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 14

Resource Type:


Materials List (per student)

  • Plastic comb
  • Hair
  • Faucet


  • Engineering and Technology
    • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • The Nature of Technology
    • The Design Process
      • Problem Solving
  • Physical Sciences
    • Electricity and Magnetism
    • Energy
    • Structure and Properties of Matter
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process

Informal Categories

  • Nature and Environment


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards:

Access Rights:

  • Free access



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