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Electroscope: Physics & Electricity Science Activity #MakerEducation

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Another fun activity from the Exploratorium Teacher Institute Project.

By suspending pieces of tape from a straw, you can build an electroscope—a device that detects electrical charge. A commonly available brand of plastic tape can gain or lose negatively charged electrons when you stick it to a surface and then rip it off. A plastic comb will enable you to identify whether the pieces of tape are positively or negatively charged.

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