2004 High School Photo Contest Winners
Sponsored by Vernier Software and Technology
129th AAPT National Meeting , Sacramento, CA
Title: Static Electricity
Student: Carrie Dawson
School: Warren Hills High School, Washington, NJ
Teacher: J. Cosgrove
As the girl rides down the slide, her clothes rub against the thick plastic, causing her to become charged. Since her hairs all have net charge of the same sign, they repel each other and stand on end, as shown.
The girl pictured is my niece.