Static Electricity Demonstration

Static Electricity Demonstration

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Caption: After a glass rod is rubbed with a silk cloth, it becomes electrically charged. The charge creates an electric field which then induces charge separation in the nearby bits of packing peanuts (expanded polystyrene) thus leading to a net electrostatic attractive force between the bits and the rod.

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