Hooked On Science: Static Ghost

The ghost moves due to static electricity, which is a buildup of an electric charge. Rubbing the balloon against your shirt builds up negative charges on the surface of the balloon. These charges attract to the positive charges on the static ghost, causing the ghost to move. Go to www.hookedonscience.org for more experiments that might get you and your family “Hooked on Science.†INGREDIENTS · Balloon · White Tissue Paper · Transparent Tape INSTRUCTIONS STEP 1: Cut out the shape of a ghost in the white tissue paper. STEP 2: Using the transparent tape, secure the tail of the ghost to a flat surface. STEP 3: Inflate the balloon. Vigorously rub the balloon against your shirt. Hold the balloon close to the white tissue paper ghost and observe.

Categories: Gallery