In science, we are learning about electricity. This week we conducted an experiment investigating which material will conduct electricity and which will not (insulate). We charged a balloon and held it beside a variety of materials (metal paperclip, wooden skewer, plastic straw, pencil, nail, spoon and a ruler). We hung tissue at the far end of each material. We tested the materials to see which allowed the electricity to travel from the balloon to move the tissue. We discovered that the materials made from metal conducted electricity best.
Charging the Balloons
Metal Spoon and paperclip- watch the tissue move!
Plastic Straw- no movement!