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Carolina® Electrostatic Physics Kit

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Grade 11–College. The Carolina® Electrostatic Physics Kit comes with 26 components, including an electroscope, pith balls, and various rods needed to investigate core concepts in introductory electrostatics. Kit has enough materials for 1 group of 2 to 4 students to perform all the activities. Kit components come in a metal ballistics case with high-density foam inserts for easy storage and long life. Needed but not supplied materials include an analytical balance and assorted conductors and insulators.

With this kit students can explore common experiments such as The Gold Leaf Electroscope, Positive and Negative Charges, Insulators and Conductors, and Coulomb's Law. The included experiment guide covers 11 activities:

  • Exploring Electrostatic Charge Using Rods and Cloths
  • Movement of Charge on an Object
  • Is There More Than One Type of Charge?
  • Comparing Magnetic and Electrostatic Forces
  • The Electroscope
  • Conductors versus Insulators
  • Charging Objects by Induction and Conduction
  • Volta's Electrophorus
  • Coulomb's Law
  • The Conducting Cup
  • Faraday's Ice Pail


What’s Included:
  • 1 Wool Cloth
  • 1 Silk Cloth
  • 1 Glass Rod
  • 1 Ebonite Rod
  • 1 Acrylic Rod
  • 1 Wire Stirrup
  • 1 Polyethylene Strip
  • 1 Metal Conducting Knob
  • 1 Gold Leaf
  • 1 Gold Leaf Electroscope with Glass Panes
  • 1 Metal Conducting Plate
  • 1 Metal Conducting Bucket
  • 1 Metal Conducting Sphere with Insulating Post
  • 1 Metal Conducting Sphere with Insulating Post with Hole in the Top
  • 1 Pith Balls Connected by String
  • 1 Pith Ball Electroscope Stand
  • 3 Base for Electroscope
  • 1 Electrophorus Disk with Handle
  • 1 Small Electrophorus Disk with Handle
  • 1 Polyethylene Tile Square
  • 1 Neon Tube
  • 1 Nylon Filament, 0.2 mm diam, 25-m Spool
  • 1 Instruction Manual
Needed But Not Included:
  • 2 Balloons
  • 1 Aluminum Foil Strip, 10 x 2 cm
  • 1 Transparent Tape, Roll
  • 4 Paper Clips
  • 2 Bar Magnets
  • 3 Feathers
  • 1 Analytical Balance
  • 1 Protractor
  • 1 Ruler
  • 8 Assorted Conductors and Insulators
  •  Small Bits of Paper
  •  Water
  •  String
Return Policy:

If for any reason you are not satisfied with this item, it is eligible for a return, exchange, refund, or credit up to 180 days from date of purchase. Restrictions may apply. Returns & Exchanges Policy.


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