This article is from Scientific America cited from the National Science Teachers Association. In the article you will find outlined a simple scientific experiment for children to discover the magic of static electricity. I would use this lesson to start the unit out and to excite your students! The article offers optional extension along with more resources about static electricity. The information is displayed in a neat, organized, east to follow format! Enjoy.
This link you bring you directly to the article. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/bring-science-home-static-electricity-attraction/