Spark science – electricity

Creative Science for Kids

20-06-2023 • 10 mins

Sparks will fly with fascinating fast facts about electric charge, a deep dive into lightning, a question about the dangers of electricity, some ideas about how electricity is generated, and a truly shocking experiment for you to try yourself at home.

Presented by Jenny Lynch and Matilda Sercombe. Written and produced by Jenny Lynch. Music by Purple Planet Music. Sound effects by Pixabay.

Episode content:

00:00 Introduction and fast facts

02:07 Lightning

03:46 How dangerous is electricity?

05:21 Electricity generators and renewable energy

07:37 Try this – making things move with static electricity, animals with an electrical sense

You will need some paper, torn into small pieces, and a balloon.