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Carolina® Electrostatic Physics Kit

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Grade 11–College. Collect charge by friction and induction on conductors and insulators. Transfer charge with an electrophorus and measure charge with an electroscope as you investigate all phenomena of static electricity, such as Coulomb's law and the triboelectric effect. An analytical balance and assorted conductors and insulators are needed but not supplied. Includes instructions. Suitable for 1 group of students.



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Grade 11–College. The Carolina® Electrostatic Physics Kit comes with 26 components, including an electroscope, pith balls, and various rods needed to investigate core concepts in introductory electrostatics. Kit has enough materials for 1 group of 2 to 4 students to perform all the activities. Kit components come in a metal ballistics case with high-density foam inserts for easy storage and long life. Needed but not supplied materials include an analytical balance and assorted conductors and insulators.

With this kit students can explore common experiments such as The Gold Leaf Electroscope, Positive and Negative Charges, Insulators and Conductors, and Coulomb's Law. The included experiment guide covers 11 activities:

  • Exploring Electrostatic Charge Using Rods and Cloths
  • Movement of Charge on an Object
  • Is There More Than One Type of Charge?
  • Comparing Magnetic and Electrostatic Forces
  • The Electroscope
  • Conductors versus Insulators
  • Charging Objects by Induction and Conduction
  • Volta's Electrophorus
  • Coulomb's Law
  • The Conducting Cup
  • Faraday's Ice Pail
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Product Families Featuring This Item:

Components Qty Included?
Wool Cloth 1 Included
Silk Cloth 1 Included
Glass Rod 1 Included
Ebonite Rod 1 Included
Acrylic Rod 1 Included
Wire Stirrup 1 Included
Polyethylene Strip 1 Included
Metal Conducting Knob 1 Included
Gold Leaf 1 Included
Gold Leaf Electroscope with Glass Panes 1 Included
Metal Conducting Plate 1 Included
Metal Conducting Bucket 1 Included
Metal Conducting Sphere with Insulating Post 1 Included
Metal Conducting Sphere with Insulating Post with Hole in the Top 1 Included
Pith Balls Connected by String 1 Included
Pith Ball Electroscope Stand 1 Included
Base for Electroscope 3 Included
Electrophorus Disk with Handle 1 Included
Small Electrophorus Disk with Handle 1 Included
Polyethylene Tile Square 1 Included
Neon Tube 1 Included
Nylon Filament, 0.2 mm diam, 25-m Spool 1 Included
Instruction Manual 1 Included
Balloons 2 Needed, Not Included
Aluminum Foil Strip, 10 x 2 cm 1 Needed, Not Included
Transparent Tape, Roll 1 Needed, Not Included
Paper Clips 4 Needed, Not Included
Bar Magnets 2 Needed, Not Included
Feathers 3 Needed, Not Included
Analytical Balance 1 Needed, Not Included
Protractor 1 Needed, Not Included
Ruler 1 Needed, Not Included
Assorted Conductors and Insulators 8 Needed, Not Included
Small Bits of Paper Needed, Not Included
Water Needed, Not Included
String Needed, Not Included

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