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This activity from the Exploratorium provides instructions to build an electroscope, a device that detects electrical charge. Common, inexpensive materials including film canisters, 3-M Scotch Magic™ Tape, and a plastic comb are used to show the attractions and repulsions between positively and negatively charged objects. The site also provides an explanation of the results and suggestions for extension activities.

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    • Grade 1
    • Grade 6
    • Grade 8
    • Grade 9

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    Informal Education,Vocational/Professional Development Education,electron,NSDL,Electrostatics,positive,Middle School,negative,High School,Physics,charge,repel,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20061213014357530T,Electricity & Magnetism,Chemistry,attract

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