Conceptual Physics Alive: Electrostatics

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Master teacher Paul Hewitt demonstrates electrostatic charging in a variety of ways--with a rubber rod, cat's fur, an electrophorus, a Wimshurst electrostatic generator, and a Van De Graaff generator.

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Conceptual Physics Alive: Electrostatics includes a digital video and questions set with answers.

Observe Paul Hewitt teach in a classroom with real students, using engaging demonstrations and artwork. In this video, electrostatic charging is demonstrated in a variety of ways--with a rubber rod, cat's fur, an electrophorus, a Wimshurst electrostatic generator, and a Van De Graaff generator. Lightning rods, charging by induction, and charge polarization are also discussed. Segment length: 35 minutes

Electrostatics Includes:

  • Hewitt begins with a review of atomic structure.
  • Fundamental rule of electricity; opposite charges attract, like charges repel.
  • Atoms are compared to the solar system.
  • Net charge and why hydrogen atoms combine to form molecules.
  • Chemical bonding.
  • Coulomb's law compared to Newton's law of gravitation.
  • Demonstration of charging of rubber rod on eat's fur.
  • Benjamin Franklin's role in electricity.
  • Conservation of charge.
  • Demonstration of suspended Ping Pong ball interacting with negative and positive rods.
  • Demonstration of charge polarization.
  • Voltage.
  • Demonstration of electrophorus.
  • Demonstration of Wimshurst electrostatic generator
  • Lightning rods.
  • Lightning storms.
  • Benjamin Franklin and lightning rods.
  • Demonstration of Van de Graaff generator (because of high humidity in Hawaii, not very effective).
  • Electric field.

Next-Time Question: What is the reason for the lamp glowing when held horizontally near the charged dome of the Van de Graaff generator, and not glowing when held vertically? (SEE RESOURCES TAB FOR MORE)

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