Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2020-11-21 06:48:04 –
Pittsburgh (KDKA) — When the air in your house dries, you can be shocked when you touch the doorknob and your hair can go crazy when you take off your sweater.
You may know that this is caused by static, but do you know how this is static?
When the air is moist and natural, the moist air is a good conductor, so the charge is free to move from one object to another.
Dry air, on the other hand, does not allow this charge to move. It is an insulator.
If these natural charges cannot move freely, some objects can store more of these charges than others.
This imbalance is where science can literally be shocking.
If there is a charge imbalance between objects, you may be subject to electrostatic shock if you touch or get close enough to an object or person that has much more or less natural charge than you.
When you are shocked, this is a natural way to level those rates.
These opposite charges are attracted to each other, and if you rub the balloon against your hair and stick it to the wall, you’ll see that it’s actually working.
There is a positive charge imbalance on one side and a negative charge imbalance on the other, causing the balloon and wall to attract or stick to each other.
This means “the opponent attracts”.
On the other hand, similar charges will rebound!
If you take off your sweater, your hair may look strange.
Your sweater leaves a similar charge on the individual hair on your head.
When your hair is similarly charged, they are stuck to your head, so they try to move away from each other and therefore stand up!
If they are not installed, they will fly away.
You can use the same principle to create a floating ring that looks like magic.
All you need is a grocery store vegetable bag, scissors, balloons, towels or blankets.
Cut the top inch or so from the bag. If you want to make multiple rings, you can keep doing this until you run out of bags.
Then rub the balloon with a towel or blanket. Do the same for the ring you made from your bag now.
Finally, drop the ring into a balloon and watch it float.
You can also charge your hair with a ring made from balloons or a bag.
It is also important to note that this works most effectively when the air in the house is dry. This is because it helps to better insulate the charge.
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