Introduction

The machine

The story

Static history

The challenge

For teachers

For reference

 

Task3

The von Guericke Challenge.

  Otto von Guericke made a machine that could make electrical sparks. Now that sounds like fun! Your challenge has two parts..

Practical Investigation

  

Try to make a ‘machine’ or simple method of making a large electrical charge.    You must consider safety in this activity very carefully.  A large charge without a spark will be considered a success. 

  This link may be useful.

You may wish to work with the student(s) doing the Volta Challenge and use their link as well.

Presentation.

Give a simple but accurate explanation of the Physics of sparks and prepare to explain this to the group.

 

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