An important aspect of engaging younger kids towards science is to add the element of fun in the learning process. Younger kids in the age group of 5-7 are inquisitive about the world around them. They want to experience new things and learn from them through exploration. This curiosity in kids can be used positively by involving them in DIY science projects. We will highlight this point by using an example science project with a clear learning outcome.
Static electricity is an interesting scientific phenomenon. It tells us that it is possible for an object to have an imbalance of positive or negative charges within or on its surface until they are discharged. For kids, such concepts can be hard to grasp at times. That is why it is better to demonstrate such topics through a hands on learning process like a science project.
Project #1 Water Bending!
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So what caused the mysterious bending of the water? The answer is static electricity. When we combed or rubbed the hair, the excess electrons on our hair were deposited on the comb. When this negatively charged comb was brought near to the water, it was able to attract the positive charge on the water and, as a result, the water stream started bending towards the comb.