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REPELLED BY STATIC ELECTRICITY?

More attraction & repulsion with static electricity

Suitable For

Grade 1

Difficulty

1

Time Required

 <1 Hour

Supervision

Advised

What’s it about?

The rule for static electricity is that different (opposite) charges attracts, while the same (equal) charges repel one another. A positive and a negative charge will hence attract one another, whereas two of the same charges will repel one another. This can be demonstrated in the following scientific experiment:

Topics covered

Static electricity, Relative humidity, Friction

What will I need?

  • 2x BALLOONS
  • STRING

Procedure (Method)

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How does it work?

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The rule for static electricity is that different (opposite) charges attract, while the same (equal) charges repel one another. Both balloons have been charged positively by rubbing them against your sweater; hence they will repel each other. This kind of charge is referred to as static electricity.

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