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Project title Static electricity discharge in carsFeatured science projectScience project video
Difficulty Level Middle school
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Accidents have been known to occur at gas stations, when on especially dry days, static electricity is discharged as a driver exits or enters his car. This is especially dangerous at gas stations, as the sparks that occur during discharge sometimes lead to explosions. This science fair project was performed to investigate the amount of static electricity discharged between car seats and clothing. The science project experiment involved using a car seat made of fabric and leather. The clothing materials tested were cotton, polyester, nylon and silk. 

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1. For this science fair project, the independent variable is the type of materials tested – namely fabric and leather car seats against cotton, polyester, nylon and silk cloths. The dependent variable is the number of paper pieces picked up by the balloon. The constants (control variables) are the size of the balloon, the number of times the balloon is rubbed on the material tested, the direction of rubbing, and the weight of the paper bits. 2. The copper plate is connected to the ground connection using the jumper wire. 3. 200 pieces of paper measuring 5mm by 5mm .....
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