Electric Sausage

In this video, produced by the National STEM Learning Centre and Network and the Institute of Physics, Michael de Podesta has a unique twist to demonstrate static electricity and charge. Small pieces of paper are attracted to a statically-charged balloon. Amazingly, so is a sausage. This short video illustrates an engaging demonstration that can readily be used with students.

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Really cool! A sausage. Would never have thought about it!
Thanks for this demo.


This is so going in the statics kit - not just for my students, but for my 5 year old geekling who loves anything static

sally hartshorne

brilliant, I might show my 7 year old too. he loves anything science based and we can do this at home.


Love it - especially the sausage!