High School / Physics

Charge and Electric Field

In this lab, students will use charge sensors to charge different objects by contact and to explore the electric field produced by various charged objects.


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Featured Equipment

Charge Sensor

PASPORT Charge Sensor

Allows students to measure electrostatic charges with automatic scaling and polarity. For use with PASPORT Interfaces.

Charge Producers and Proof Plane

Charge Producers and Proof Plane

Used to create equal positive and negative charges when rubbed together.

Faraday Ice Pail and Shield

Faraday Ice Pail

Students can measure charge as well as potential.

Many lab activities can be conducted with our Wireless, PASPORT, or even ScienceWorkshop sensors and equipment. For assistance with substituting compatible instruments, contact PASCO Technical Support. We're here to help.

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Source: Lab #28

Physics Through Inquiry

Charge and Electric Field