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Static Electricity Video

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Rubbing certain materials together can cause the build-up of electrical charges, or static electricity. In this video segment adapted from ZOOM, cast members charge a vinyl record by rubbing it with a wool scarf, and then use the record to demonstrate static electricity in action: The record lifts breakfast cereal right off the table!

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