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WFU Physics Lecture Demonstrations

Static Balloon

PIRA 5A10.14

Image:

Photo of Demo

Description:

The rubber of the balloons is an excellent charge accumulator... rubbing on one's sweater will create enough static charge to cause a balloon to stick to the wall by creating an area of equal but opposite (attractive) charge on the wall.

Recipe and
Location:

Balloons

Video:

Streaming Video:

None

MPG Video:

Static Balloons

Real Video:

Static Balloons

Notes:

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

 

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