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What causes Static Electricity?

“Martin! Get up and contact this door handle,” said Jack’s science educator.

When Martin contacted the door handle, he felt a current.

The instructor proceeded, “What Martin felt was friction based electricity. On a virus winter day on the off chance that you expel your cap, your hair will stand straight up on your head.

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Natural static discharge

We realize that everything is made of iotas. Iotas comprise of a core which is made of protons and neutrons. Circling around the core are the electrons. Protons have a positive charge, electrons have a negative charge and neutrons have a nonpartisan charge.

When we rub certain materials, electrons can move starting with one material then onto the next. A few particles get additional electrons. They have a negative charge. Different particles lose electrons. They have a positive charge.”

“Be that as it may, Sir, for what reason would my hair stand on the off chance that I evacuate my cap?” asked Jack.

The instructor replied, “When you pull your cap off, you rub it against your hair. This is when electrons move from the cap to the hair. The hair would create positive charge and it would repulse the cap, thus holding up.”

The time had come to head home. As Jack, Martin and Tina were strolling past the bolted library entryway, Martin took out his new piggy bank to indicate it to Jack. It slipped and moved underneath the entryway to the opposite side. “Oh No! My piggy bank! I needed to indicate it to you,” cried Martin.

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Styrofoam peanuts clinging to a cat’s fur due to static electricity. The triboelectric effect causes an electrostatic charge to build up on the fur due to the cat’s motions. The electric field of the charge causes polarization of the molecules of the styrofoam due to electrostatic induction, resulting in a slight attraction of the light plastic pieces to the charged fur. This effect is also the cause of static cling in clothes.

Jack stated, ” Tina, give me the brush from your pack.” Tina gave him the brush and Jack scoured it on his head and immediately set it beneath the door near the tin piggy bank. The piggy bank began to move towards them gradually and Tina had the option to arrive at it effectively.

“How could you do that?” asked Martin.

“Electricity produced via friction!” clarified Jack.

Martin stated, “Einstein Iyengar, you continue putting science to great use!”


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