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
Age11-14, 14-16, 16-19
Published2010 to date

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The Van Der Graaf generator is very thoroughly explained here. Nice video, thanks!


Really very useful set of films. Thanks so much. MORE PLEASE....


Great stuff, and useful tips on how to get an old van de graaff working


Really good to watch. Thank you.