How to make static electricity spectres

How to make static electricity spectres

Help your children make static electricity spectres using only simple everyday items in our fun Halloween spooky science experiment.

Please note - this activity will require adult supervision.

The science bit:

To make static electricity you need to rub an electrically insulating object against an electrically conductive object.

Balloons are made from electrically insulated materials such as rubber.

When you rub them over your hair or clothes, electrons move from you to the balloons, meaning the balloon becomes negatively charged.

This negative charge creates an invisible electrical field which attracts light uncharged objects, such as bits of scary spectral tissue paper!

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