Static Electricity By: Alix Wilson And Dai’JaniseStano
What is Static Electricity? • Static electricity is a imbalance between negative and positive charges in objects. • Static electricity is produced when two objects are rubbed together.
Example One! • Rubbing a balloon on your head, and bringing it close to a wall and seeing if it stays mounted.
Example Two! • Shuffling your feet across a carpeted floor and then touching a metal object.
Example Three! • Rubbing an object (some sort of plastic scoop) against a material (cotton) and placing it beside running water.
How Static Electricity works. • Were going to use example one; • Rubbing a balloon on your head, and bringing it close to a wall and seeing if it stays mounted. • If you would rub a balloon against your hair is will remove some of the electrons from your hair and gives the balloon a slight negative charge. Now put the balloon against a wall. It will stick (if the weather is not wet air) since the negative charges in the balloon will allow the atoms of the wall, and a weak electrical force will hold the balloon in place on the wall.
Bibliography • Resources: • -http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Examples_of_static_electricity#ixzz1kON3r9uU • www.Google.com (images and research)