Electric Field Lines Lab
Visualize static electric field lines using synthetic hair and baby oil
Grade Level: Middle School
Standards: MS- PS2-5: Force Fields. Conduct an investigation and evaluate the experimental design to provide evidence that fields exist between objects exerting forces on each other even though the objects are not in contact.
Help your students visualize (static) electric field lines with this easy lab activity. Using only balloons, baby oil, and some form of synthetic hair, students will be able to see the "invisible arms" that reach and create static cling.
Learn more by downloading the activity plan above.
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