Science Experiments Ideas
Cut a spiral shaped coil from a piece of tissue paper about 4 inches square, lay it on a tin lid and bend its head up. Rub a fountain pen vigorously with a woollen cloth and hold it over the coil. It rises like a living snake and reaches upwards.
woollen cloth and attracts the uncharged paper. On contact,the paper takes part of the electricity, but gives it up immediately to the lid, which is a good conductor. Since the paper is now uncharged again, it is again attracted, until the fountain pen has lost its charge.