Making Sparks – Part II


Ever heard of a Leyden jar? It’s been around for over 200 years and is the forerunner of the modern day capacitor. The guy who invented it tested it on himself and stated that ‘my whole body was shaken as though by a thunderbolt’. And no, his name wasn’t Leyden – Leyden was the town…

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Magical Attracting Tape

Styrofoam peanuts clinging to a cat's fur due to static electricity

In this experiment, we will magically force electrons from Scotch Tape to pass to and from a table. Of course, you won’t be able to see the electrons transfer, but you will definitely see the effects of the hopping electrons.

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