The experiment EX-5532 was designed for use with PASCO Capstone software and using classic equipment: a Faraday Ice Pail and Conductive Spheres, students learn to charge objects by direct contact and by induction. The charge is measured using a high impedance electrometer.
Students explore the distribution of charge on different shaped conductive shapes. A sphere with a hole in it is provided to show that no charge resides on the inner surface of the conductor when it is charged.
- Methods of Charging
- Charge Distribution
- Conservation of Charge
- Basic Electrometer (ES-9078A)
- Charge Producers and Proof Plane (ES-9057C)
- Faraday Ice Pail (ES-9042A)
- Conductive Spheres (ES-9059C)
- Conductive Shapes (ES-9061)
- Electrostatics Voltage Source (ES-9077)