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WFU Physics Lecture Demonstrations

Producing Electrostatic Charge

PIRA 5A10.10

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Description:

Rubbing wool on a rubber rod or silk on a glass rod will produced a charge on the rod. The electroscope can be used to see the strength of the charge. The shadow of the electroscope can be projected on the wall, if desired.

Recipe and
Location:

Rods and Material
Electroscope
Insulating Table
Light Source (optional)

Video:

Streaming Video:

None

MPG Video:

None

Real Video:

None

Notes:

All the electrostatic demos work better in dry weather (winter).

 

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