Tesla Tommy teaches Nick Vasos a few things about static electricity

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The cold dry air has been moving into the metro and with it comes static electricity. Tesla Tommy visited Fox 4 Monday, Jan. 15 as part of Mad Science Mondays to share some experiments parents can do with the children to teach them about what causes static electricity.

Here's what you'll need:

Clear  plastic cup
Small piece of foil
6 inches of cotton string

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