National Static Electricity Day is celebrated on January 9 of every year. The imbalance of electric charges within or on the surface of the material is known as Static Electricity. The charge will remain on the material until it tends to move by means of using electrical discharge or electric current. The term Static Electricity is called in contrast with current electricity, which transmits energy by flow through the wires or other conductors. We all experienced Static Electricity by grabbing the door handle on a cold, dry day or by experiencing the magnificence of natural lightning. You may experience it by walking across the carpet in wool socks or by putting your friend’s purr box kitten. There is a simple fact that Static Electricity may add a little spark to your day.
History of National Static Electricity Day
The inventor or creator of National Static Electricity Day is still unknown. Static Electricity is formed when two insulators rubbed with each other. It generates a static field of imbalanced Negative and positive Charged Ions. When charged insulators became in contact with conductors like metal, the charge will be released. This is the reason you get shocked when you grab the door handle after crossing the room in wool socks. Drier air is better than humid air to generate Static Electricity. It proves that you experience the feel of static electricity in the winter season more than in the summer season.
How to Avoid Static Electricity
In winter seasons, Use Humidifiers in your home to put moisture back into the air. Putting our skin on moisturizer before getting dressed is very recommended in winter season because our skin will be drier in the winter months. Wearing synthetic fibres that are made from natural fibres like cotton will helps in reducing the amount of Static Electricity that is stirred up. Always hold a key or pen which is metal while walking around the house, workplace or in shopping malls. It helps in discharging the Static Electricity from the body without any pain. Wearing leather shoes rather than wearing rubber shoes will reduce the amount of Static Electricity.
Other Celebrations on January 9
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How to celebrate National Static Electricity Day
Just simply learn more things about the facts which cause Static Electricity. You can conduct small experiments with your kids to show them the causes and effects of Static Electricity. With that, you can teach them how to avoid Static Electricity in the winter season. Post pictures and share your thoughts on social media about static electricity by using the hashtag #StaticElectricityDay.
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