Static Cling?

This experiment comes from a question sent to me by a subscriber and her daughter. They wanted to know why plastic cling wrap clings. I thought I knew the answer until I began experimenting. That lead to more research and all sorts of interesting things. To follow along, you will need:

Electrostatic Charges

For this experiment, I thought we would do a simple one, but one that always entertains people. As with many other science experiments, it is simple to do, but the more observant you are, the more you will learn about static electricity.

Bird on a Wire

One of the most frequent questions that I heard during my years of presenting my Watt is Electricity program was, "How can a bird sit on a powerline without being electrocuted?"