Experiment #1: What is the greatest number of hole punches you can pick up with the balloon?
How did you generate the static charge?
Draw/Describe the way the hole punches were attached to the balloon.
What was the maximum number of hole punches
you could pick up?
How far away (in cm) could the balloon
pick up the hole punches?
What could/did you do to increase the number of hole punches picked up by the balloon?
Experiment #2: How can you get rid of the static charge on the balloon?
How did you determine whether there was any charge left in the balloon?
What are some other ways we can eliminate (or redistribute) charge in other things besides balloons?
Experiment #3: Will a charged balloon affect the flow of water?
Was the water attracted toward, away from, or not all with respect to the balloon?
What caused the water to behave as it did?
What did you do to produce the greatest
effect on the water?
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