Get a taste of electric superhero powers with this experiments that make charged objects move without touching them! 

"In this fun, simple science activity to do at home with children, Sophie Scott and her son investigate static electricity. By rubbing a balloon or straw on a cloth or their clothes, they make balancing pencils, pens, and spoons move without touching them!"

Download the info sheet for more ideas and further activities here:

The Royal Institution of Great Britain is a series of free short films that make it fun, easy and cheap to do science at home with children aged 4 to 10. Our films give you lots of ideas for kids' activities that will help you explore the world around you, question and experiment together. Find more family fun from there here:,