Van de Graaff Generator
From the National STEM Learning Centre and the Institute of Physics, this video is aimed at teachers and shows how to get the best out of a Van de Graaff generator. In the video, Michael de Podesta explains how the generator works and gives some tips on getting consistently good results when using the apparatus. The video concludes with a simple but effective demonstration of charge.
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|Subject(s)||Science, Physics, Demonstrations, Practical work|
|Age||11-14, 14-16, 16-19|
|Published||2010 to date|
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This resource is part of Physics Demonstration Films
- Physics Demonstration Films
- Van de Graaff Generator