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Tinsel Science Experiment

Added: 15 Nov 2017 Contributor: Louise Mullane Resource type: Experiment

Use static electricity to make your Christmas tinsel jump!

How it maps to the curriculum

SESE Science

Strand: Energy & Forces

Strand unit: Magnetism & Electricity

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • observe the effects of static electricity on everyday things in the environment

Suggestions for use: Use this experiment after work on magnets so that children have a grasp of positive and negative forces. Experiment with other materials in the classroom. (Hint: torn up tissue, paper and other light objects will ne easily picked up with the charged balloon)

Meta information

  • Asset type: Document
  • Language: English
  • Rights: All rights reserved
  • Cost: No
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