StaticStudy Electricity Kit
Dispel the magic of static electricity with scientific observation!
Students engage in hands-on STEM experimentation as they hunt for the causation and effects of static electricity. They will rub different textiles on plastic tubes and see which ones build the electrical power to move objects like balloons and paper! They’ll ask themselves why electrical buildup occurs with some textiles more than others and carry out scientific experiments to back up hypotheses with observations. The 8” sq textiles include faux fur, silk, nylon, polyester, and vinyl polyurethane. Translucent plastic tubes are 1” dia x 7-1/2”L and have foam balls inside. A Cordura bag makes transportation and storage a breeze. Included lesson direction is adaptable for grades K-4 and 5-8 and details setup instructions, activities by grade level, learning objectives, and teaching suggestions to expand lessons. Kit includes enough materials for 3 groups of 8 students. Recommended for Elementary and up.
CHOKING HAZARD (3). Not for under 3 yrs.
- Plastic Tubes, 6 Ea
- Textiles (1 set includes 3 ea textile), 3 Sets of 5
- Notepads, 3 Ea
- Balloons (7” dia), 144 Ea
- Lesson Direction, 1 Ea