Science Project Summary:

Hair color and static

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Difficulty: Intermediate 5
Cost ($): 300
Time required: < 1 day
1 hour to prepare, 1 hour for the science project experiment
Availability of materials: Readily available
Easily found. You can purchase the wigs from a department store or specialist online stores. Wigs tend to be expensive, so you should try to borrow them from friends or their parents, as far as possible
Required Skills: None
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Abstract:
This science fair project was carried out to determine if hair color affects the amount of static electricity produced. The test was done on black, white, blond and red hair.
 
Procedure preview:
1.    For this science fair project, the independent variable is the color of hair tested – black, brown, blond and red hair. The dependent variable is the number of pieces of paper picked up by the balloon. This is determined by counting the number of pieces of paper sticking to the balloon. The constants (control variables) are the size of the balloon, the number of times the balloon in rubbed on the wigs and the weight of the bits of paper. 2.    Using the jumper wire, the copper plate is connected to the ground. Using the ruler and pen knife, .....