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Easy Experiment: A static electricity lesson with cornstarch, oil

Posted May 26, 2015

Beth Harris, a Raleigh mom of two, long-time science educator and creator of Fort Kits for Kids, is back with another easy experiment you can do at home with your kids.

This one teaches a lesson about static electricity and requires just oil, cornstarch and a Styrofoam cup. Watch the video to see how it's done.

Our easy experiment resource page has many more fun activities for families from Harris and others.


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