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Lightning in Your Mouth

This activity illustrates how crunching on a wintergreen LifeSaver makes a miniature lightning storm in your mouth. When you crush sugar crystals, the stress in the crystal creates electric fields. These electric fields rip the outer electrons from molecules. When
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This activity illustrates how crunching on a wintergreen LifeSaver makes a miniature lightning storm in your mouth. When you crush sugar crystals, the stress in the crystal creates electric fields. These electric fields rip the outer electrons from molecules. When the molecules recombine with their electrons, they emit light.

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