Static electricity is created by friction, like two objects rubbing against each other, and the exchange of negatively charged electrons. These electrons swarm around a balloon after being rubbed on our heads. What are the effect of static electricity on salt and pepper? Learn about lightning and electrical safety, for example, lightning usually hits the highest point it can find. Use a Van de Graaf generator to create indoor lightning! Want to watch “hair-raising” display? Join us to see just how!