Static electricity can roll

Static electricity can roll

Try this electrifyingly fun kids’ science experiment and watch as your kids enjoy learning about the wonders of science and electricity. The static electricity can roll is a great science experiment for kids of all ages.

What you need:

  • Empty soda can
  • Inflated balloon
  • Table
  • Your hair

Number of players:


Place the can on its side on the table.

Take the balloon and rub it against your hair in a fast motion.

Bring the balloon close to the can but dont let them touch.

The can will begin to roll towards the balloon on its own.


  • By rubbing the balloon through your hair, you create an electric charge that builds up on the surface of the balloon.
  • This is called static electricity which contains electrons which have the power to pull small light objects towards it.

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