Physics

Electrostatics

It’s a common misconception that electricity is confined to wires and circuits. In fact, electricity is hiding in many different household items... and even in you! With the "Electrostatics" set by MEL Science, you will learn about one way to generate electricity and use it to send foil molds flying. You will also find out how friction and electricity are related!

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You will build:

  • Electrostatic touchscreen
  • Electrostatic launching machine
  • Hair-raising machine

You will learn:

  • What a Van de Graaff generator is
  • How to generate electricity
  • Send foil molds flying
  • Make tinsel stand on end

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Loved by parents

Cynthia Marion Mixon

"The fact that it is very interactive, and encourages abstract thought and the discipline of method and observation. It is also A LOT OF FUN! Even for the parent. My kids want to go into scientific fields as a result!"

Keith Churchill

"Experiments are well laid out with enough material to do the experiments again if you like. They’re a fun way to introduce kids to science and it will do them well when they start science at school."

Andrea Thacker Delcore

"My kids love the unique projects and the variety of choices. We’ve tried STEM, Physics, and Chemistry, and each one has been a hit."

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This set and 70+ others are included in the MEL Science subscription. Subscribe to MEL Science to get a new science set every month.