Students experience the attractive force of static electricity

Static cling can be a powerful force. Students in physical science learned just what static electricity can do. Ajani, one of our inquisitive scientists, used wool and a balloon to create a static electricity charge. He demonstrated that the extra electrons in the balloon were attracted to the neutrally charged stream of water. By placing the balloon nearer and nearer to the water, Ajani was able to get the water to actually bend toward the balloon.
Using a plastic pen and wool. Thanh-Nhã became a snake charmer, using static electricity to get the white-coiled-tissue-paper snake to rise up – almost like magic.

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