Static Electricity Discovery Bottle

Only use Gatorade or G2 bottles for the sensory bottles they are a heavier plastic so they hold up better and keep a unison look so everything looks good. They come in different sizes you can find smaller ones for small hands if you need to.

Make sure to ALWAYS seal your bottles securely! I cannot emphasize this enough. Unless you want your bottle opened and the contents poured out. SEAL IT… with glue. Duct tape can be peeled off by a determined kiddo. Glue is much harder for them to open up.

Static Electricity Bottle
Put squares of tissue paper and little bits of Styrofoam in a clean dry bottle. Your students rub the bottle in their hair or on the carpet to see what happens.

or you can use the little foam balls Ifound below at the Dollar store.

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  1. Tried this and it did not work at all. How do I build up the static electricity? I tried rubbing the bottle against my hair, and their hair, and both the carpets, but nothing happened.


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