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Hair Raising Science Experiment

Posted on August 10, 2018

Several students experienced first-hand the effect of static electric charges and the forces they produce. The Van de Graaff generator produces voltages of up to 100,000 Volts (but with very low currents, so it is quite safe to use).

We tested several other objects during our lesson, in order to observe the forces produced by the Van de Graaff generator - one of them was Mr Harris' beard.