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Rubbing against static electricity

Postby Brandywhite8382 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:32 pm

The problem we are having is the balloon will not stick to the wall . We followed the directions over and over and have had no luck with this project . I have tried contacting her teacher for suggestions but, she had none. I don't know what's to do. DUE ON MONDAY!!! :cry:
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Re: Rubbing against static electricity

Postby rmarz » Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:44 pm

Brandywhite8382 - This is a simple and fun experiment. Usually just rubbing the balloon against a wool sweater, or even your hair, will create enough negative charge in the balloon to allow it to stick to a wall or other non conductive surface. Two balloons, similarly charged will repel each other. Here is a link to an experiment that might be of help. Humidity can be a factor in your results. You might try a different type of balloon for a better result.

http://www.school-for-champions.com/exp ... action.htm

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