Fun-static!

by Hashemian Gholami, Zohreh Francisco

#Scienceofplay36

Explore static electricity in a safe and enjoyable way with balloons.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Suitable For:  4 - 5 years old

Estimated Time: > 30 mins

Environment: Indoors

Fun-static!

Learning Framework

  • Physical - Object Control

  • Intellectual - Observing, exploring, predicting

  • Emotional - Engagement

  • Social - Sharing with family and friends

Materials

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Step 1

Before you begin, ask your child to guess what will happen when you rub a balloon on your head.

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Step 3

Slowly and gently pull the balloon away from her head. Observe what happens!

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Step 5

Put the balloon on the wall and try to “stick” it there.

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  • Balloons

Step 2

Stand in front of a mirror and rub a balloon on her head.

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Step 4

Rub the balloon on your clothes.

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