Static Electricity Kit


  • Working Principle: Law of charges
  • Product Material: Plastic, EVA foam and metal
  • Dimensions: height-9 cm & dia-3.5 cm
  • Age: 13 years
  • Class/Grade: 8th
  • Category: Physics
  • Resource: Teacher
SKU: PH 1033 T Category:

Static electricity is a non-moving charge. It builds up in a place invisibly. This could be any surface e.g. a band, a PVC pipe etc. You only “see” it once you come close to it and feel a shock. After getting out of your car, have you got a shock while closing its door. Well, that is static electricity. The aim of this experiment is to understand this concept.

Learning Outcomes

  1. You get to see that the static electricity is governed by the charges on particles: they are either positive charges i.e. positive protons or negative electrons. Similar charges i.e. (+ and +) or ( – and -) repel each other and opposite charges i.e. (+ and -) attract each other
  2. This experiment provides the reason why, while combing your hair, the hair stand up, when the comb was brought close to the head.
  3. Correlation between theory and practical becomes easier