Static Cling

This Static Cling activity & project also includes:

Cling to a lesson on static electricity. Pupils take part in experiments where they see how paper from hole punchers, packing peanuts, puffed rice cereal, and other items react when placed near a rubbed balloon. They learn how electrons and electric charges play a role in this phenomenon.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have the class create graphic organizers to summarize the results of the investigation
Classroom Considerations
  • Familiarity with static electricity is necessary
  • Some prior preparation (setting up learning stations) is required for the activity
Pros
  • Provides a video that shows the experimental process and explains the science
  • Includes an optional extension activity
Cons
  • None
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