Lab Report: Observation of how far static electricity can stay on your body
|Experiment Title:||Observation of how far static electricity can stay on your body|
|What was the purpose of your experiment? Provide a brief description of what you were hoping to learn, discover, or study.:||I was hoping to learn something about static electricity. I wanted to learn how far away I could walk from a Van de Graaff machine and still shock mom.|
|What was your hypothesis?:||My hypothesis was that the farther away I walked from the Van de Graaff machine, the less shock I could give mom.|
|What materials did you use in your experiment? List them all.:||Van de Graaff machine
Mother, Father or anyone would let you shock them
|What procedure was followed? Provide a brief description of the steps you followed during your experiment.:||Step 1: Find a Van de Graaff machine.
Step 2: Put your hands onto it for 5 seconds.
Step 3: Walk about 1 foot to mom (or anyone willing to get shocked) and touch her. See if she got shocked or didn’t get shocked.Repeat these steps, but have the person move 1-2 feet farther away each time.
|What were the results of your experiment?:||My results were that the 2 closest ones were the 2 best ones. The 2 farthest ones were the 2 worst ones. Best means the ones that had the stronger shock, worst means the ones that had the weaker shock.|
|What is your conclusion after conducting the experiment? Was your hypothesis correct or incorrect?:||My hypothesis was correct. The closest ones were very good and the farthest one didn’t work at all and the second to farther worked a tiny little bit.|
|Spend a few minutes learning about the scientific princples involved in your experiment. Write 3-4 sentences about what you learned and how it relates to your experiment.:||I learned that when you walk on carpet the electrons that cause static electricity are attracted to the carpet. That reduces my charge. Then when I touch mom, some of my electrons still want to go to mom and that shocks her. But the farther away mom gets, the less charge I have left, so then it doesn’t give her as much of a shock.|