5A10.19 - Electrostatics - Fluorescent Light & Cat's Fur
Rub the Fluorescent light with the cats fur in a darkened room. The light should appear to flash momentarily as it is being rubbed. Balloons or Saran Wrap can be substituted for the cats fur.
- J. David Gavenda, "More Light on Fluorescent Tubes", TPT, Vol. 36, # 6, p. 325, Sept. 1998.
- Michael H. Brown, "In a Dark Room, Let There Be Light!", TPT, Vol. 36, # 5, p. 296, May 1998.
- Philip E. Highsmith, "Static Electricity Demonstration", TPT, Vol. 6, # 8, Nov. 1968, p. 427.
- Martin Gardner, "The Human Battery", Science Tricks, p. 57
- Brown, "Light by Friction", 200 Illustrated Science Experiments for Children, p. 121.
- Janice VanCleave, "Fly Away" and "Glow", 201 Awesome, Magical, Bizarre, & Incredible Experiments, p. 108.
- Janice VanCleave, "Glow", Physics for Every Kid, p. 9.
- Joey Green, "Human Lightbulb", The Mad Scientist Handbook, Vol. 1, p. 47.
- Rudolf F. Graf, "Charge Yourself", Safe and Simple Electrical Experiments, p. 3.
- Rudolf F. Graf, "Rub for Your Light", Safe and Simple Electrical Experiments, p. 35.
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