Here is a collection of awesome science experiments and demonstrations that introduce kids to the power of electricity!
We are currently studying electricity in our science book, which is always fun because there are so many neat experiments to do! The boys and I have enjoyed exploring static electricity, circuits, and electromagnetism. This is a great topic to be studying when everyone has spring fever because it’s exciting!
Learn about positive and negative electrical charges with these simple demonstrations!
Make the Butterfly’s Wings Move from I Heart Crafty Things
Circuits and Current Electricity
Build a Circuit – Demonstrate how a switch works too.
Build Play Dough Circuits from Science Sparks. How cool is this!
What Conducts Electricity? from Carrots are Orange.
Electricity and Magnetism
Build an Electromagnet – Use copper wire and a battery to turn a nail into a magnet. Everyone should try this at least once!
Build a Homopolar Motor – This simple motor really spins. The post has an idea for making it into an optical illusion.
Build a Simple Electromagnetic “Train” – pictured above. This is a pretty neat contraption!
Have fun exploring electricity!