Today we got out the ball pit and filled it with 100 balloons! The girls were pretty excited!
They were having fun with the balloons; throwing them through the goal post and at each other
but were quickly realizing that they couldn't move without the balloons sticking to them ...
and in their hair ...
and to the walls. They rubbed the ballons on their heads and I lined them along the moulding. This led to a discussion about static electricy and what causes it. We watched a clip from Bill Nye the Science Guy on youtube and put the entire episode on hold at the library for next week.
Then we did an static electricity experiment:
Comb your hair with a straight comb. Turn the water on and let it run slowly, but with no breaks.
Hold your comb near the water and watch what happens.
We had fun with this for a while, then Aubrey and Haden went back to playing with the balloons.
And Kennedy worked on her science notebook.
Opposites attract - that's why the balloons will stick to you.
Likes repel - that's why your hair stands up on end.