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Similar and Dissimilar Charges
Similar and Dissimilar Charges

Purpose: To compare the responses of objects with similar and dissimilar charges. Summary: Students use a hand-crank Van de Graaff Generator to charge different objects to determine whether they attract or repel each other. Question: Do objects with a similar...

Lab #32.1   Electrostatics: A Force to be Reckoned
Lab #32.1 Electrostatics: A Force to be Reckoned

PurposeIn this investigation, students will explore the nature of a force. Students will determine whether or not the force is distinct from other known forces. DiscussionThis is an introduction to electrostatic force. It shows students evidence of a force but...