Friday, February 19, 2010

A Science Trick for Kids 5 to 100: Masking Tape Lightning

Take a roll of garden-variety masking tape into the closet. Wait a few minutes in the dark for your eyes to get used to the darkness.

Now, pull the tape off the roll, and stare intently at the point where the tape comes off the roll.

Right there, on the sticky side of the tape, at precisely the point where it comes off the roll, as you pull it off, you will see "artificial lightning."

No comments:

Post a Comment