Jumping pepper science experiment

Jumping pepper science experiment

Science for kids is fun and exciting. Watch the kids learn and discover new things all the time. The best part is – science is fun.

What you need:

  • pepper
  • plastic box
  • woollen scarf

Number of players:


Sprinkle a thin layer of pepper into a small see-through plastic box.

After putting the lid on, rub the lid with a woollen scarf for 30 seconds.

After the 30 seconds, watch the lid.

You should be able to see specks of pepper jumping up and hitting and sticking to the lid of the box. Why?

Rubbing the lid with the woollen scarf creates a build-up of static electricity, which attracts the pepper.

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