Dancing Ghosts – Static Electricity

We learned about static electricity using balloons and paper. We tore some paper into very small pieces. We drew ghosts onto the paper too. We took turns to rub a balloon on our jumpers or hair to give it an electrical charge. Then we held the balloon over the pieces of paper to see what would happen. The pieces of paper jumped up and stuck to our balloon. We were even able to make our pieces of paper/ ghosts dance!