Static electricity is a natural phenomenon that children thoroughly enjoy:
Static electricity is not on the National Curriculum at primary level but it is a shame to miss it out completely and it provides some important background for the children.
Electricity has always been around, long before mains electricity or batteries were invented.
The common factor with all the above examples of static electricity is that friction is involved. Early experiments were done with materials that were good at producing static electricity:
Nowadays we tend to use polythene and perspex rods.
Current Electricity, Making a bulb light, Models
Conductors and insulators
Switches, Short circuits, Circuit diagrams