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Static “Hair” Wand

By The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP6504

Price: $6.95

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With the Static Hair Wand and Electrostatics Demonstration Kit for physical science and physics, perform the classic Van de Graaff hair-charging demonstration. Long, fine hair is no longer necessary.

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Perform the classic Van de Graaff generator hair-charging demonstration with any student in your class. Long, fine hair is no longer necessary thanks to the static “hair” wand. Students hold the wand in one hand as they touch a charging Van de Graaff generator with their other hand. The thin fiber strands will stand up just like long hair to dramatically show the repulsive nature of like charges. Complete demonstration instructions and safety information are provided.

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Developing and using models

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS2.B: Types of Interactions
HS-PS2.B: Types of Interactions

Crosscutting Concepts

Systems and system models

Performance Expectations

MS-ESS2-1: Develop a model to describe the cycling of Earth’s materials and the flow of energy that drives this process.
HS-ESS2-5: Plan and conduct an investigation of the properties of water and its effects on Earth materials and surface processes.