In the Transformation Hall of the Energy and Technology Museum, you can charge yourself: the human charge is neutral, and the Van de Graaff generator charges us positively. We can share the generated electrons with a friend – we transfer some of our electrons and see an electric discharge.
At the same time, the particles in our bodies push against each other, causing the hair to rise into the air. To make the hair rise as high as possible, it is the most effective:
Not to wear metal objects (jewelry, zip-up jumpers) when using the generator;
Don’t use hair care products beforehand;
Stand on the platforms, if necessary – stand on one leg. This way, the area over which we unload will be smaller. We can easily unload with our hands raised up.
The Van de Graaff Generator is one of more than 20 interactive exhibits in the Transformation Hall. Visitors with pacemakers and life support equipment are prohibited from using the Van de Graaff generator.