This is a fun experiment for kids, especially if they’ve never seen it before. You’ll get the best results by doing it on someone who has long hair without any hair spray or styling product in it.
How to Make Your Hair Stand on End Video
- Sweater or T-shirt
- Someone with Long Hair (preferably without hair spray or styling product in it)
Step 1 – Begin by blowing up a balloon. Wave the balloon about 2-3 inches above the persons head to show them that nothing happens.
Step 2 – Next, rub the balloon back and forth on a sweater or t-shirt. Do this for 5-10 seconds.
Step 3 – Now wave the balloon about 2-3 inches above the persons head, and watch what happens this time?
How Does the Experiment Work?
Rubbing the balloon on your shirt gives it an electrical charge. When you wave it near a persons hair, the charge causes the hair to be attracted to the balloon and causes it to stand on end.
I hope you enjoyed the experiment. Here’s some printable instructions.