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This activity from the Exploratorium provides instructions to build an electroscope, a device that detects electrical charge.  Common, inexpensive materials including film canisters are used to show the attractions and repulsions between positively and negatively charged objects.  The site also provides an explanation of the results and suggestions for extension activities.
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Electricity & Magnetism
- Electrostatics
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Keywords: attract, charge, electron, negative, positive, repel
Record Creator: Metadata instance created November 8, 2006 by Ann Deml
Record Updated: May 06, 2008 by Lyle Barbato
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(Exploratorium, San Francisco), WWW Document, (http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/electroscope/).
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Electroscope (Exploratorium, San Francisco), <http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/electroscope/>.
APA Format
Electroscope. (n.d.). Retrieved July 31, 2014, from Exploratorium: http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/electroscope/
Chicago Format
Exploratorium. Electroscope. San Francisco: Exploratorium. http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/electroscope/ (accessed 31 July 2014).
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Electroscope. San Francisco: Exploratorium. 31 July 2014 <http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/electroscope/>.
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