Day 141: Van der Graaf Generator

Today in Honors Physics, I introduced Coulomb’s Law. Given tomorrow’s forecast for the last day before spring break, I decided to also break out the Van der Graaf generator. I would have preferred to wait until the introduction of electric fields to play with the Van der Graaf generator, but I feared it would be much less impressive as the weather warms and the rain falls. Hopefully, students will remember some of the demonstrations and connect it to electric fields after we return from break. We had okay, but not stellar, results:



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