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Posted on October 14, 2010 |
By Andrea Suozzo



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LEICESTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL student Noah Witt has a hair-raising experience in the National Science Center mobile discovery van, which traveled to Leicester Tuesday morning. Witt's hand is on a Van de Graaff static electricity generator. Independent photo/Trent Campbell

LEICESTER — In front of a group of his peers on Tuesday morning, third-grader Noah Witt’s hair was standing on end.

This wasn’t just some kind of pre-Halloween trick. Standing in the National Science Center Mobile Discovery Unit — an 18-wheeler — Witt was feeling the effects of static electricity being pumped through his body by a Van de Graaf generator.

Students from Leicester Central School, Whiting Elementary School and Sudbury Country School gathered in Leicester on Tuesday to spend an hour inside the semi-trailer truck equipped with a full array of science gadgets.

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