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Jacob Wagner

Foam packing peanuts fly through the air from a static electric charge made by the Van de Graaf generator, much to the delight of children, at a presentation made by the Pacific Science Center Aug. 2 at Lake Roosevelt.

"Jolts & Volts." That's the name of the presentation that was put on Aug. 2 by the Pacific Science Center to about 50 kids at the Lake Roosevelt Elementary School.

Katie Wellens of the Pacific Science Center in Seattle made the presentation on electricity, explaining atoms, protons, neutrons, circuits, lightning, types of energy, and more.

Wellens demonstrated with a small Tesla coil, invented by Nikola Tesla in 1891, how electricity can be conducted through the air without wires. A fluorescent light bulb, which isn't connected to a socket or anything, lit up simply by holding the bul...

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