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The science of static electricity – TED Ed

What is static electricity? Why do we get a tiny spark when we've walked across a carpet and touched a doorknob? Or have you ever pet a cat and then picked up something metal, like a spoon to stir up cat food? Zap! (A...

The Electric Sausage: A static electricity demonstration

Perhaps you've experimented with static electricity by using a balloon, paper clippings, your hair, a pencil, a plastic bag, or a Van de Graaff Generator... but have you ever used a sausage to see static electricity i...

ExpeRimental: How to Make Static Magic

Reveal your kids' Jedi powers using static electricity with this episode of ExpeRimental from The Royal Institution of Great Britain. Watch ordinary household objects move without being touched as neuroscientist Profe...

Sick Science! Static Flyer

It’s not magic, it’s science! In this case, physics! This Sick Science! experiment uses static electricity to help objects “fly” in the air. Details here. Next: watch more static elec...

The Museum of Science and Energy’s Van de Graaff Generator

The Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge, Tennessee introduces the Van de Graaff Generator and static electricity! After they make everyone’s hair rise, they create some serious sp...