Static Electricity Bats

Static electricity is the result of an imbalance between negative and positive charges in an object.

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These charges can build up on the surface of an object until they find a way to be released or discharged.

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For this activity, we experimented with static electricity to create moving bats!

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We first rubbed the balloon on a piece of felt to create an electric charge.

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We then moved the balloon over our bats, which were made out of tissue paper.

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The static electricity enabled the bats to fly!

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