Electrostatic Charge Experiment, 850 Universal Interface
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Using classic equipment: a Faraday Ice Pail and Conductive Spheres, students learn to charge objects by direct contact and by induction. The charge is measured using a high impedance electrometer.
Students explore the distribution of charge on different shaped conductive shapes. A sphere with a hole in it is provided to show that no charge resides on the inner surface of the conductor when it is charged.
The DataStudio version of this experiment is also available for purchase: