This item gives step-by-step animated explanations of charge interactions when a negatively-charged balloon is brought near a charge detecting device (the electroscope). It reinforces the concepts of induction, charge polarization, grounding, and charge distribution. This item is part of Multimedia Physics Studio, a set of animations within The Physics Classroom collection of tutorials for high school physics students.
Henderson, T. (2001). Static Electricity: Charging an Electroscope by Induction Using a Negatively-Charged Balloon. Retrieved December 7, 2013, from http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/estatics/esn.cfm
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