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Demonstration Manual

Electricity and Magnetism

DEM02 - Static Electricity, Wimshurst Machine, Van-de-Graaf Generator

Objective:

- To illustrate demonstration instruments that produce static electricity.

Apparatus:


DEM02 - Static Electricity, Wimshurst Machine, Van-de-Graaf Generator

Method:

The students observe and hear the spark that is produced by both Wimshurst machine and Van-de-Graaf generator.

When using the aluminum sphere, the wire from the base of the Van-de-Graaf should be connected to the slot in the aluminum sphere.