Elementary Explorers


Try a fun STEM-based activity with a Children’s Staff Member!

It’s a dry fall day, you reach for your grown-up’s hand and feel a ZAP! Are you developing super powers or is something else going on here?

Most of us have had the experience of combing our hair only to discover it is sticking straight in the air! Maybe you have noticed freshly dried clothes often stick together. Have you ever pulled them apart and been surprised by a crackling sound? Did you see a small flash of light?

These are all examples of static electricity. (It also causes lightning!) If you want to know more about static electricity, join us for Elementary Explorers - Static Electricity where we will learn more about this mysterious phenomenon while having fun with some crackling cool activities and experiments. Try it at home or just watch!


  • Balloon or pvc pipe
  • Piece of wool fabric, blanket, sweater or fur
  • Plastic Spoon, knife or comb
  • Salt and pepper
  • Aluminum can


  • Styrofoam plate or cup
  • Tissue paper
  • aluminum foil


  • Recommended for grades 1-5.
  • Registration required.






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