9 Awesome Science Tricks Using Static Electricity!

Published on January 2, 2022 by

Did you know that there were different types of electricity? Well, there are, and one of them is called static electricity. This video showcases nine static electricity phenomena that can be investigated in the classroom or home. The phenomenon from the video involves charging a Styrofoam plate by rubbing a cloth on it. This charged plate is repelled by another Styrofoam plate and slides to the side when stacked on top of this plate. At the same time, this charged plate sticks to the hand. The other activities demonstrated in the video include can can go, stick around, bubble trouble, dancing balls, water bender, balloon fight, electroscope, and wingardium leviosa.

These activities could be used to have students apply their knowledge and/or extend their investigations.

This video satisfies the 3-PS2-3 requirement for third-grade science proficiency.

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

3-PS2-3. Ask questions to determine cause and effect relationships of electric or magnetic interactions between two objects not in contact with each other.

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