Here’s a fun activity for your child to do at home while putting into practice two of our core Barca values, AMBITION and EFFORT.
Are you ambitious and like competition?
Do you like science? How about races?
This experiment combines both. It’s a race using balloons, empty cans, and creating static electricity.
On your marks, get set, go!
An empty aluminum can have electric charges, both positive and negative, that neutralize each other. When you rub the balloon with wool, it gets charged with negative static electricity. If immediately after rubbing the balloon, you place it close to an aluminum can, the positive charges in the can are attracted by the negative charges in the balloon. Opposites attract, which is why the positive charges in the can move towards the negative charges of the balloon, and as a result, the can spins and moves forward.