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Tried and True: Measuring Static Electricity: A Classroom Investigation to Understand the Triboelectric Series

by: Carrie Perry, Jill Nelson Granger, Arlene Vinion-Dubiel, and Hank Yochum

This column provides classic demonstrations and experiments with a new twist. The lesson described in this article is a structured inquiry during which students quantitatively measure the amount of charge transferred between two different materials.

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