5B10.10 - Hair on End

Hair on end

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PIRA Classification: 5B10.10

Description: A volunteer stands on an insulated stool with one hand on the Van de Graaff generator. When the generator is switched on, the person's hair aligns with the electric field lines.

Special Instructions: Make sure the person is standing on the stool and also holding a discharge point in their other hand.

Setup time: 2 minutes

Safety Issues: Can receive major shocks if you don't discharge or insulate properly.