Static

(of an electric charge) having gathered on or in an object that cannot conduct a current – … well that is according to my macbook’s dictionary.

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On Friday 7th this balloon was rubbed vigorously on a jersey and then placed next to the ceiling where it promptly stuck. Static electricity has causd it to stick – I have done this experiment several times over the years but have never had a balloon stick for this long – usually two days is about the max you can expect.

Static electricity - What creates static charge & static shock? Learn how to create & eliminate it
Thanks to Science Made Simple

We have been studying windfarms and electricity. It has been powerful to see the children wrestling with new ideas and concepts about electricity. Guy Claxton lists exploration and investigation as number 3 of his magnificent 8 learning qualities. And Bruce has just written a great blog all about them. Thanks Bruce – you are an eloquent writer !

Some of the children take to investigation better than others (of course). The successful learners are enthusiastic, attend carefully and mindfully to the situation and know how to concentrate. I saw just that today in several of the children.

This is why we teach !

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Author: nzkoobi

I am Tom.

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