In this experiment designed for use with PASCO Capstone software, and 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.
This product requires or recommends PASCO Capstone for data collection and analysis.