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This site from the Exploratorium provides an activity in static electricity.  Everyday materials – a Plexiglas™ sheet, a piece of wool cloth, and puffed rice – are used to show the effect of electrical forces between charged objects.  The site contains a description of the procedure and an explanation of the physics involved.
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Electricity & Magnetism
- Electrostatics
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Physics To Go This resource was a Physics To Go feature from December 1, 2006 until December 16, 2006. View the feature here!

Access Rights: Free access
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Keywords: attract, charge, electric, force, negative , positive , repel, static
Record Cloner: Metadata instance created July 7, 2006 by Ann Deml
Record Updated: Aug 02, 2016 by Lyle Barbato
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Electrical Fleas (Exploratorium, San Francisco), <>.
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Electrical Fleas . (n.d.). Retrieved July 19, 2024, from Exploratorium:
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Exploratorium. Electrical Fleas . San Francisco: Exploratorium. (accessed 19 July 2024).
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Electrical Fleas . San Francisco: Exploratorium. 19 July 2024 <>.
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