This past week we studied electricity in some of the afternoons. The children were given a balloon and shown how to create static electricity. Rubbing the balloon created static electricity because the balloons become negatively charged and have taken some of the electrons from the hair, thus, leaving them positively charged. The hair (positive) then rises to meet the balloon (negative) as opposites attract.
We then showed the children our circuit board. Here they were able to see how to light up the bulb by creating a circuit. Many children were very interested in the circuit and ended up experimenting with ways to change the circuit.