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HTML5 Balloons and Static Electricity

Balloons and Static Electricity

Have you tried our new HTML5 version of Balloons and Static Electricity?

Why does a balloon stick to your sweater? Rub a balloon on a sweater, then let go of the balloon and it flies over and sticks to the sweater. View the charges in the sweater, balloons, and the wall.

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  1. I think there is plus and minus loaded ions on balloon and sweater.because of this balloon stick to sweater.

  2. Balloons and Static Electricity are really funny HTML5 game :)

  3. What a wonderful animation. It demonstrates how static electricity ‘works’ quite nicely!

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