You might be familiar with the activity that moves your hair even if no one is touching it! Simply rub a balloon on a soft paper towel, cotton or wool shirt, and bring it near a person’s hair. It helps if the person has fine hair, my husband’s is GREAT so I often draft him for this demonstration. He just loves it! 😉 If you want more suggestions for playing around with static electricity while we wait out this virus event, here are suggestions from the Exploratorium. Enjoy! Holding Charge – All you need is a straw, hopefully in a …
Try out a few activities that feature sound.
Singing Glasses – make a stemmed glass “sing”
Screaming Cup – Use a piece of string to make a cup “scream”.
Water Whistle – Use a glass of water and a cut straw to make a “whistle”.
Short videos make it easy to see the science in each activity.
Here’s the fifth in a series of fun, at home resources
I want to share from SteveSpanglerScience.com.
He’s posting fifty experiments for fifty days starting yesterday 3/23/20. Check them out!
I picked activities that worked for a variety
of ages and with simple materials you might find at home.
I suggest many extensions to challenge
kids as they do science (and make the activity
take a bit longer).
What to do with kiddos who are
suddenly at home for a week or two?
Check out these GREAT activities from
an amazing site that lets you read
about and then watch simple activities.*