Spooky Halloween Science
What you get
Discover the shocking science of static electricity with 3 spooky experiments! Raise paper ghosts from the grave with a static-charged wand. Make a mini jack-o’-lantern spark and flash with the help of a balloon. Send eyeballs rolling across a charged sheet and make them scoot away from your hand — all without actually touching them. Then keep the fun and learning going with more electrifying experiments you can conduct using materials from home!
• Design a spooky graveyard for a set of dancing paper decorations (including a ghost, a witch, and a bat). Use green air-dry clay to add hills, then place the wood tree and tombstones wherever you’d like.
• Get creative! Draw spooky or silly faces on your dancing decorations and wood decorations with the included marker. Then use the charged wand to make your paper decorations pop up.
• Build the mini jack-o’-lantern using a precut wood pumpkin and a light bulb, then light it up with balloon-powered static electricity.
• Craft a pair of spooky eyeballs using foam balls, foil, copper dots for the irises, and black dots for the pupils. Stick fence pieces to the sides of a wood box, top it with a clear sheet, then charge the sheet to make the eyeballs roll on their own!
• 13-page booklet includes a rundown of the static-powered science behind each experiment, plus tips and tricks for more static experiments to try at home — from bending water to picking up pepper.
From the desk of the product designer:
Behind the design
“There were originally only two projects in this crate! In an early version of the dancing ghost graveyard, we had a flashing light bulb feature that our testers loved. They kept wanting to get a better look at it, and one kid thought the light would look spooky in a jack-o’lantern. So we took this brilliant idea and made a whole new pumpkin project!”
By the numbers
Wood decorations prototyped: 17
Static-powered experiments tested: 6
Eyeballs that made a run for it: 3!