Electrical Fields and Balloons
Today Moe was curious about a video he saw on YouTube where a balloon was picking up scraps of paper. He asked to try it and this is the result! Comment below with what you think is happening based on what we've talked about in class!
Thanks for the cool idea, Moe!
10/25/2016 05:44:08 pm
yo it's me in the background ✌🏼
10/25/2016 08:52:33 pm
Yes, it is! :)
Well, from my knowledge, the balloon is taking electrons (which are negative) from Moe's hair, making the balloon more negatively charged. Then, since the scraps of paper on the table are more positively charged than the balloon, the scraps of paper float up toward the balloon's surface. (Remember, opposites attract and similars repel.) \(^_^)/
10/25/2016 08:54:33 pm
Great connection and explanation! I like that you established the charges of the balloon and paper scraps. Also, nice emoticon at the end!
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Ms. Sereika is a teacher at North Olmsted Middle School teaching 8th grade science.