Water Bending

Do you think a balloon can bend water?   1. Turn your faucet on low and slow so you have a steady stream of water.Create static electricity and charge your balloon by rubbing it on your headfor one minute.  Without touching the water, move the balloon close to the stream of water. How did the water bend?   Balloon: When …

The Electric Life of Ben Franklin

Portrait of Benjamin Franklin, 3/4 view, with his arms crossed and his glasses on his nose.

As you do your own investigations and projects with electricity, you might want to think about a STEMist from the past who was also interested in electricity: Benjamin Franklin. A Founding Father of America While Franklin is best remembered as one of America’s founders, he was also a man of many interests.  During his life he was a writer and publisher, …