Bending Water

The Action

Causing water that is running from a faucet to "bend".

Grade Level

Grade 7 - Using Electricity


A hard rubber object, a plastic comb or balloon.

A sink with a water faucet


Turn on the faucet so that the water runs in a smooth, steady stream.

Charge the comb by quickly rubbing it on a sweater or in your hair.

Slowly bring the comb to the water observe the change in the flow of the water.


No safety concerns

Science Principle

Water molecules are neutral in regards to their charge. When the charged object was brought close to the stream of water, the neutral water was attracted to the charged object and moved towards it.

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