The Material With the Most Static Electricity
When you walk across a carpet and then touch a doorknob, you may feel a jolt caused by static electricity. Why does that happen? The soles of your shoes and the carpet are both insulators, so when they rub together, electrons are pulled from the carpet and deposited on your shoes. This experiment uses static electricity to lift small paper circles so that you can see just how strong of a static charge various materials can create.
Which material produces the strongest static charge?
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