There were balloons aplenty in the science lab today as Year 8 explored ideas of static electricity. Lots of new vocabulary was introduced including terms like electrons, charge, non-contact forces, insulators, friction and delocalised electrons and they linked the ideas with real life experiences of static shock. The most common example amongst the girls was jumping on trampolines in socks!
The lesson finished with the opportunity to convert the water balloons into Christmas baubles using yarn and PVA glue. It was as messy as it sounds but Year 8 had lots of fun!