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Lab Report: Observation of how far static electricity can stay on your body

First Name: Aaron
Age: 6
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
Hand
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.