Dancing Ghosts

Dancing Ghosts

Static Electricity

Dancing Ghosts

We explored static electricity today. First, we rubbed a balloon really fast through our hair for about 10 seconds. It made our hair stand up and follow the balloon because of the static charge! Next, we wondered what would happen if we hovered the balloon over our small paper ghosts after rubbing the balloon through our hair. Our ghosts began to rise toward the balloon (when the balloon was charged enough). The ghost was able to rise and float right up to the balloon, even when it was several inches away. With a little practice, we managed to get the ghost to rise, float, and even dance around!