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Build an Electroscope

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This activity (aka "snack") provides instructions for building an electroscope, a device that detects electrical charge, using drinking straws and plastic tape. Negative charges can move, positive charges remain stationary. An object can become charged by moving electrons. Like charged objects repell, objects with unlike charges attract each other.



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