5B10.25 - Styrofoam Peanuts

Styrofoam peanuts

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PIRA Classification: 5B10.25

Description: A bucket of Styrofoam packing peanuts is placed on the dome of a Van de Graaff generator. When the generator is switched on, the peanuts fly out of the bucket, following the electric field lines produced.

Special Instructions: Make sure the person is holding a discharge point in their hand.

Condition: Good

Setup time: 2 minutes

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