Six-year-old Emma saw this packaging in a box and instantly remembered the classic static electricity science balloon experiment we had done a couple years before. She rubbed the packaging on her head a few times to give it a negative charge:
And stuck it to the positively-charged wall. These little packets are super lightweight, and some of them stayed stuck to the wall for two days before falling down! It was a fun demonstration of contact-induced charge separation that I think my kids will remember for a long time! I also suspect that they’ll be doing this whenever we have this type of packaging in the house from now on. :)
Wikipedia has a great explanation of static electricity, if you are looking to learn more.
What fun science are you doing in your house?Thank you for sharing!
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