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The Van de Graaff Generator—Multi-Demonstration Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP7274

Price: $33.70

The Van de Graaff Generator Demonstration Kit for physical science and physics is a fun and exciting tool to learn about safety static electricity. Kit contains five safe and “electrifying” demonstrations that are sure to WOW students.

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The Van de Graaff generator is a fun and exciting tool to teach students about static electricity. This kit contains five safe and “electrifying” demonstrations that are sure to WOW your students! The included detailed safety information will help you reduce the risk of accidental shocks.
• Let the Sparks Fly!—Observe flying sparks as a discharge electrode is brought near the dome of the generator.
• What a Blast!—Foam peanuts shoot right out of a plastic cup. Aluminum pans fly off the dome due to repulsive electric forces.
• Flying Saucers!—Stacked tart pans fly off the generator dome one by one.
• A Hair-Raising Experience!—Use a static “hair” wand to illustrate the classic hair-raising demonstration.
• The Neon Wand!—Be amazed as a neon wand glows bright orange when brought into the electric field surrounding the Van de Graaff generator.

Kit provides vital safety information, along with detailed teacher instructions and a reproducible student worksheet.

Concepts: Conduction, electric charge, electric forces, electrostatics, Van de Graaff generator.
Time Required: 20 minutes
Materials Provided: Foam peanuts, neon wand, clear plastic cup, static “hair” wand, aluminum pans.
Note: A Van de Graaff generator and discharge electrode are required and available separately.