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Alpha science classroom: DIY Electric Jellyfish

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In the dry autumn season, there is always a nasty natural phenomenon, that is, static electricity, do children know how static electricity is formed? Today, the alpha science classroom and children together DIY Electric Jellyfish, through this children's physical science experiment activity, to help children unravel the causes of static electricity formation. At the same time, for the children to open the exploration of science to enjoy the knowledge and fun brought by kid's science experiments.

Alpha science classroom: DIY Electric Jellyfish,Materials you'll need

  • Colored paper

  • Rice paper (or lightweight paper)

  • Pencil

  • Scissors

  • Glue stick

  • Balloon

Alpha science classroom: DIY Electric Jellyfish, step-by-step tutorial

Step 1: First, the children carefully cut out the body of the jellyfish with colored paper.

Optional: Children can choose to use a piece of colored paper on the front and different colored paper on the back.

Step 2: The children cut out the tentacles of the jellyfish with rice paper.

Step 3: If the children use different colored paper, please stick the tentacles on the back of the body or between the front and back of the body.

Step 4: The children use tape to fix the jellyfish on the wall or on the table.

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Step 5: The children blow up the balloon and use it to rub their hair to generate static electricity. Then, float the balloon on the tentacles of the jellyfish and watch them move with the balloon! Try using different lightweight papers or materials (such as cellophane and plastic wrappers).

Alpha Science Classroom: DIY electric jellyfish, the scientific principles behind

Alpha science classroom tells the children that when you rub the balloon against the hair, negatively charged electrons will be transferred from the hair to the balloon, which will generate static electricity on the balloon. When you bring a charged balloon close to the paper tentacles of a jellyfish, the positive charges on the tentacles will be attracted by the negative charges on the balloon, which will pull the tentacles towards the balloon. You can also use the static electricity on the balloon to make the balloon stick to the wall or hair-give it a try!

Now the kids can get the static jellyfish moving! Then the alpha science classroom is over for today. Children can try rubbing balloons with sweaters and towels to observe which materials generate the most static electricity. Children can also open their brains to explore more interesting physical science experimental activities for children and fall in love with the path of kid's science experiments to explore and become the scientists of the future.

Alpha science toys have also prepared many interesting physical science experiment kits for children to help them learn interesting physical science knowledge while enjoying the fun brought by science and completing their own scientific exploration path.


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