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Three Right Hand Rules of Electromagnetism
Three Right Hand Rules of Electromagnetism

Click here to subscribe to our CoolStuff Newsletter and get notified when the next blog is released. Featured Products Three Right Hand Rules of Electromagnetism Teaching electricity and magnetism is complicated by the challenge that the magnetic forces are perpendicular...

Top 10  Demonstrations with the Plasma Globe
Top 10 Demonstrations with the Plasma Globe

Click here to subscribe to our CoolStuff Newsletter and get notified when the next blog is released. Featured Products Top 10 Demonstrations with the Plasma Globe  The plasma ball is an engaging and safe tool for studying high voltages and...

Recreate Physics History: Build a Voltaic Pile
Recreate Physics History: Build a Voltaic Pile

Click Here to subscribe to the CoolStuff Newsletter and get notified when our next blog is released. Featured Products Recreate Physics History: Build a Voltaic Pile In the late 1700s, Italian scientist Luigi Galvani stumbled across one of the most...

The Electricity & Magnetism Light Bulb Demo Will Light Up Minds
The Electricity & Magnetism Light Bulb Demo Will Light Up Minds

Click here to subscribe to our CoolStuff Newsletter and get notified when the next blog is released. Featured Products The link between electricity and magnetism finds its legendary roots back to Hans Christian Ørsted when he supposedly found that electric...

Build a Faraday Motor with Your Students!
Build a Faraday Motor with Your Students!

Click Here to subscribe to the CoolStuff Newsletter and get notified when our next blog is released. Featured Products Demonstrate Magnetic Fields, Electric Current, and Basic Principles of the Motor In 1820, Danish physicist/chemist Hans Christian Ørsted (Oersted) noticed that...

High Voltage and High Drama: Right in Your Classroom!
High Voltage and High Drama: Right in Your Classroom!

Click Here to subscribe to the CoolStuff Newsletter and get notified when our next blog is released. Featured Products High Voltage and High Drama Using high voltage equipment in the classroom can be exciting and educational for students, but most...

Electricity, Wavelength, and Energy
Electricity, Wavelength, and Energy

Click Here to subscribe to the CoolStuff Newsletter and get notified when our next blog is released. Featured Products Electricity, Wavelength, and Energy Looking for a Hands-On Activity to Excite your Students about Learning Electricity? In this issue of CoolStuff...

Electricity Part II: Getting Connected
Electricity Part II: Getting Connected

Click Here to subscribe to the CoolStuff Newsletter and get notified when our next blog is released. You might assume that most of your students are capable of lighting a light bulb given a battery, a bulb, and a single...

Electricity Part I: All Charged Up
Electricity Part I: All Charged Up

Click Here to subscribe to the CoolStuff Newsletter and get notified when our next blog is released. The electrical force is so pervasive that it is difficult to name many aspects of the physical world not affected by it. At...

Hands On Science Activities Part 3
Hands On Science Activities Part 3

Click Here to subscribe to the CoolStuff Newsletter and get notified when our next blog is released. Pop-can calorimeter Take an empty can. It needs to still have its ring. Fill the can about 1/3 full with water. Pull the...