Science Experiments Ideas
Clinging balloons Blow up some balloons, tie them up and rub them for a short time on a woollen pullover. If you put them on the ceiling, they will remain there for hours.The balloons become electrically charged when they are rubbed, that is, they remove minute, negatively charged particles, and called electrons, from the pullover. Because electrically charged bodies attract those, which are uncharged, the balloons cling to the ceiling until the charges gradually become equal. This generally takes hours in a dry atmosphere because the electrons only flow slowly into the ceiling, which is a poor conductor.