The Science Behind the Scary

To get in the Halloween spirit, AP Physics teacher Joseph Estevez starts Halloweek, a week where students do experiments to understand the science behind many Halloween tricks. Setting up the Electric Pickle Lab, Andrew Hung (12) anticipates what will happen when electricity is allowed to flow through the circuit. “Oppositely charged particles were attracted to different ends of the pickle based on the charges of the fork,” Hung said. “The compounds on the left side became energized and gave off light, sound, and heat because they have chloride in them.”