Explore the behavior of electrons in conductors and insulators in this interactive simulation. Rub the virtual balloon on a sweater to investigate why the balloon attracts to the sweater. Bring the charged balloon close to a wastebasket or a paper towel roll to see how the electrons respond to the balloon. Why does the balloon attract to both the paper towel roll and the wastebasket? What happens if you let the balloon touch the paper towel roll or the wastebasket?
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