Static Electricity Bats

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


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


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


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


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


The static electricity enabled the bats to fly!


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