The Van de Graaff generator offers a hair-raising experience that most students never forget! Having students physically build a mini Van de Graaff generator will be an even more memorable event that will give them a better understanding of the physics concepts involved in this device. The mini Van de Graaff generator stands about 18 cm tall and will generate enough charge to make the hair on a piece of animal fur stand up! As the static charge on the generator increases, various materials such as small paper pieces and tinsel can also be sent flying off its dome. A very small shock may even be felt when a fingertip is brought near the generator.
Student kit comes complete with all the necessary materials to construct one mini Van de Graaff generator. The classroom set contains enough materials to construct eight mini Van de Graaff generators. Each kit includes detailed instructions, teacher notes, and student activity sheets. A 3-volt power supply is needed but not included.
Additional ResourcesNo Additional Resources at the time.
Flinn Catalog/Reference Manual Page 678
Flinn Middle School Catalog/Reference Manual Page 406