Praxis Science Outreach Science Smarts: Static Electricity Butterflies

The latest Praxis Science Smarts column in the Medicine Hat News (March 26, 2022).

Praxis Science Outreach Science Smarts Column

March 26, 2022

The latest Praxis ‘Science Smarts’ column in the Medicine Hat News (March 26). The article may also be found in the Medicine Hat News at https://medicinehatnews.com/life/local-life/2022/03/25/science-smarts-static-electricity-butterflies/ or via PressReader at https://www.pressreader.com/article/281848647105678.

Static Electricity Butterflies

Static electricity is a fascinating subject — I was going to say shocking, but I had some groans earlier when I used that line! This time of the year, I am finding that everything is either sticking to me, or my hair is sticking straight in the air. I seem to carry an extra charge or two around I think. None the less, those shocks you get while walking around the house involve science so…we had better investigate further.

Let’s get started!

Remember to ask an adult before doing this experiment.

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Author: Lochsloidh - McFarlane

Retired science/biology teacher.

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