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Observation

The results show that different materials have different amounts of static charges because different amounts of paper pieces stick to the balloons after it is rubbed against various materials. The balloon picked up the highest number of paper pieces after being rubbed  against  the hair.

Materials used to rub against balloon

Number of paper pieces sticking to balloon

Hair

56

Polyester cloth

21

Carpet

17

Cotton cloth

16

Nylon cloth

2

Ceramic Tile

0

 

The chart below represents the results of our observations.

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Complexity level:
6
Project cost ($):
20
Time required:
1 hour to prepare, 1 hour for experiment
Material availability:
Easily found
Safety concerns:

None