Check out this awesome mini investigation in which students can develop their understanding with visual supplements of electrical energy, and specifically static electricity. In order to complete this you will need 2 balloons, 4 ft of string, and some wool, fur, or acrylic material. Included with clear directions to teachers and students, as well as clearly articulated objectives, this activity will walk students through their own investigation in which they develop their understanding of various materials' impact on static build up and the transfer of electrons. A supplemental worksheet is included to facilitate and probe learning.
Be sure to check out our other Science Task Cards as well such as our Musical Static Balloons Task Card Activity!