Jumping Tinsel Static Electricity Christmas Experiment

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Have you ever rubbed a balloon vigorously against your clothes and stuck it to a wall?  I bet you have!

This is called static electricity, and it is an awesome science experiment that doesn’t require a whole lot of supplies.

What is static electricity?

Talking about atoms, proton and electrons can be a bit tricky with young kids. So let's use examples.

Rubbing two different materials together like a balloon and hair creates static electricity.

Positive and negative charges attract each other.

Negative and neutral charges also can attract each other. The tinsel is a neutral charge so the balloon and tinsel attract each other!


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Enjoy this simple science static electricity experiment below and have fun this season!

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