The Electrostatic Effect

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this activity, learners will:
  • Understand and explain what the electrostatic effect is and how it is used in energy storage
  • Provide everyday examples of the electrostatic effect

Curriculum Connections

Science. 7: Interactions and Ecosystems
Science 8: Mix and Flow of Matter
Science 9: Electrical Principles and Technologies
Science 10: Energy Flow in Technological Systems
Science 10: Energy Flow in Global Systems
Science 30: Energy and the Environment

Length of Activity

1 - 2 hours

Materials List

  • 1 balloon per group
  • Other materials required as necessary
  • Pen and papers

Online Lesson Format