Thursday, February 16, 2017

Fun with Electrostatics Class: Day 1

The first day of Fun with Electrostatics taught students the history of electrostatics (briefly), the background on the nature of electrostatic charge, and the triboelectric series. The students then did basic experiments to reinforce what they were taught. These experiments included charging objects by friction, polarization, and conduction and seeing that like charges repel each other.

Kurt levitating a plastic ring using only electrostatic charge.
It's science magic! 

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