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Electricity & Magnetism

  • Build a Franklin bells device for detecting high voltage lightning storms

    In 1752 Benjamin Franklin made a device he called Franklin's bells for detecting approaching lightning storms. He did this...

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  • Remove static charges in clothing by grounding them

    The function of an 'earth wire' is to provide a low resistance path so that a high voltage current...

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  • Make your own homemade electroscope

    An 'electroscope' is a scientific instrument that is used to detect the presence and magnitude of electric charge or...

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  • Demonstrate the unseen static electricity emanating from a TV set

    This science project will detect and demonstrate the presence of the unseen static electricity field that emanates from a...

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  • Make an electro-static flower to demonstrate how similar charges repel

    The rule for static electricity is that different (opposite) charges attracts, while the same (equal) charges repel one another....

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  • More attraction & repulsion with static electricity

    Did you know you can make silver foil balls dance about to the rhythm of a CD track….Well not...

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  • Make static electricity using a Van de Graaff generator

    A 'Van de Graaff' generator is an electrostatic generator often found in school science classrooms. With this device, a...

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  • Fill a nylon stocking with nothing but static electricity

    The rule for static electricity is that different (opposite) charges attracts, while the same (equal) charges repel one another....

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  • More attraction & repulsion with static electricity

    The rule for static electricity is that different (opposite) charges attracts, while the same (equal) charges repel one another....

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  • Attraction & repulsion with static electricity

    Did you ever think it would be possible to bend water? It might sound very unlikely, but in fact...

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