>January is one of the driest times of the year in North America and that means one thing–static electricity! Go shock someone!
To build up static electricity so you can shock someone, put on a pair of socks and drag your feet along carpet. Then reach out and touch someone. Ouch! Did you zap them?
Make this a family activity: See who is a good shocker.
This activity promotes a knowledge of science, electricity, and conductors.