PIRA: 5A40.24


  • Van de Graaff
  • Insulating platform
  • soap bubble solution


  1.  Turn on Van de Graaff and stand on the platform
  2. Blow bubbles over the top of the Van de Graaff. Watch as like charges repel the soap bubbles away from the Van de Graaff.
  3.  Have a student place their hand above a charged bubble. The bubble lifts up towards the student’s hand