What is Happening?
tatic electricity is more noticeable during the winter since there is usually less water vapor in the air to bleed the charge off objects. The basic science is that like charges repel each other and opposite charges will attract each other. As you shuffle across the carpet or rub a ballon on your hair, you transfer charge from one object to another. You notice the charge leaving your body when you touch another object, like a door knob, that the charge can move to.