Saturday, September 22, 2007

Electric Slide


The ride down this slide proves to be a "Hair Raising" experience for Jack. Static electricity is formed when the air is dry or the humidity is low. Photo by Debbie Norton Johnson.

According to historical accounts, Ben Franklin proved that lightning was static electricity by flying a kite in a storm and detecting static electricity by seeing the hairs on the kite string stand on end and creating a spark with a metal key. This dangerous experiment showed that static electricity was being formed in the clouds by the rain.

2 comments:

Rambling Round said...

Looks like the slide of his life!

Wendy said...

Fun photo, the slide down really made his hair stand on end. Cute.