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26 Apr

First Class have been learning all about static electricity this week in Science. Firstly we talked about the difference between static electricity and current electricity.

The children shared times when they experienced static electricity like when they touched a hand rail and got a shock or heard crackling noises when they took off woolly jumpers. We talked about why this happens.

The children experimented with static electricity by rubbing balloons on their hair to make it stand up!


We wanted to investigate which piece of the school uniform produces the best ‘static’. The children split into groups and each picked an item of clothing that they were wearing like jumpers, t-shirts, trousers, dresses.  Each group was given a balloon, 5 small pieces of torn paper and a sheet to record their results. To make it a fair test we all agreed each group would rub the balloon on their chosen piece of clothing the same amount of times.  The groups counted together while their partners produced the static electricity.
























































We found out that the best material to produce static electricity from our uniforms was our trousers. We displayed our results on a graph on the board.

2 Responses to “First Class and Static Electricity”

  1. Ms. Sexton
    9:30 pm on April 26th, 2018

    Excellent scientific investigations, 1st class – love your work on fair testing! Love the photos!

  2. Bernie cartom
    9:52 pm on April 29th, 2018

    Brilliant work 1st class

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