Student experiment measuring charge of objects through direct contact and induction. This complete solution is designed for use with PASCO Capstone Software.
- 1x Basic Electrometer
- 1x Charge Producers and Proof Plane
- 1x Faraday Ice Pail
- 1x Conductive Spheres
- 1x Conductive Shapes
- 1x Electrostatics Voltage Source
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.
- Methods of Charging
- Charge Distribution
- Conservation of Charge
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