Explore Different Aspects of Static Electricity
Using simple materials that work even in damp weather you can show the basis for charge separation, charge storage, charge polarity, conductors, and insulators. Charge is stored on an efficient electrophorus and visualized by a conductive ball that works both as an electroscope and also as a “bucket brigade” to carry charge to a waiting finger or other object, the flash of a neon lamp will identify the more negative of two objects, allowing the identification of polarity, and a capped clear tube with central electrode and styrofoam beads of various sizes are used to study induced charge. Five sets of each apparatus are included. Teacher and student manuals provide for six simple investigations.