Thursday, 3 January 2008 - 9:48 PM EST
1. Friction was created between the rabbit fur and the pipe when you rubbed them together. This gave both objects a static charge.
2. Induction made the ball attracted to the pipe. There was no contact between the ball and pipe so there wasnt any friction or conduction. As the pipe was brought close to the ball, the ball polarized and was attracted to the pipe's charge.
3. Conduction made the ball repel after it touched the pipe. When the two touched, the ball was charged, the same as the pipe, and they were repelled by each other.
4. Conduction again made the ball and pipe attract each other again. When you touched the ball, the ball transferred an electron to you by conduction. The ball was back to it's original state and was attracted to the pipe.