Creating static charge

Creating static charge

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Credit: MARTYN F. CHILLMAID/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Plastic ruler being rubbed with a duster. Some materials can take up a static charged when rubbed with a cloth. This charge is stored in the material and is only released when touched by a conductor. PVC will hold a charge but steel will not.

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Keywords: demonstration, experiment, friction, materials, metal, people, person, physical, physics, plastic, pvc, school science, science education, static, static electricity

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