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Static electricity

Hayley Bates, early STEM educator with spotted balloon

Separating salt and pepper

Static electricity is a difficult topic and concept to explain to young children. So don’t! Ask them what they think is happening, listen and ask questions. Stand back and let them form their own ideas on how this exploration works. Let them experiment themselves and make up their own ideas. Let the wonder begin.

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Hayley Bates
Article author: Hayley Bates
National Certifications Coordinator

This passionate mathematician and former science teacher will inspire you with her enthusiasm for inquiry-based learning and her determination to provide high-quality hands-on and fun professional development.

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