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Scavenger Hunt – Static Electricity – Location 1


You will answer the questions below as you work through the simulation. To access the simulation please CLICK HERE.

  1. Rub the balloon on the sweater, what happens to the negative (-) charges?
  2. After all the negatives charges have been transferred from the sweater and the balloon is placed between the sweater and the wall and released (remove your finger), what happens to it and why?
  3. When the balloon has all the negative charges attached and is brought close to the wall, what happens to the balloon and the negative charges in the wall? Why do you think these things occur?