I am linking up with my BBB Joanne today to share how I keep my students motivated in Science. Since the creation and implementation of my Interactive Science Notebooks I have seen my students develop a LOVE for Science!
We are currently working on Forces & Motion with a focus on static electricity a few weeks ago. We completed the static electricity experiment using balloons and a variety of objects. Students completed their Science Experiment foldable during the process.
My kids LOVED rubbing the balloons on their heads! The laughter and excitement was priceless!
Once their balloons were charged they tested objects to determine if the static electricity could cause motion. I LOVED how excited this little guy got when he saw the straw move and stick to the balloon. His smile says it all!
Students used a piece of plastic wrap, a rubber band, a metal bell, piece of a straw, paper clip, two different sized pom poms, and a plastic counter.
The girls had a blast creating new hair-dos with their balloons! I couldn't stop laughing at them because they were trying to see who could get the "biggest" hair....flashback to the 80's!
After our experiment I allowed them to pop their balloons outside...this was their favorite part. :)