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Van De Graaff Generator

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Description

Spark a passion for experimenting with static electricity with this fun generator. Pitsco’s version of the classic generator uses a hand crank to move the belt, creating a charge that is transferred to the terminal and the silver dome on top. You can attach a string with tape and watch the ends rise from the ball or watch the ball throw off paper rings or circles or experiment in many other ways with it!

Requires assembly with a Phillips screwdriver, small wrench or pliers, and scissors. Assembled generator stands 10" tall.

Details

Type: Project Kits, Tools and Equipment Grades: 9-12
SKU: W39340

Safety

What You'll Get

  • 9 laser-cut parts
  • 2 large rubber bands
  • 4 screws (4-40 x 1/2")
  • 4 small hex nuts
  • 2 large hex nuts
  • 12 screws (6-32 x 3/8")
  • 2 screws (6-32 x 3/4")
  • 2 screws (6-32 x 1")
  • 4 stand-off posts (1")
  • 4 kep nuts
  • 2 acorn nuts
  • Nylock nut
  • Nylon spacer (5/8")
  • Nylon flat washer (#4)
  • Nylon flat washer (#6)
  • 6 bushings
  • White roller
  • Gray roller
  • Metal dowel pin (1-3/4")
  • Pinion gear (10-tooth)
  • Gear (60-tooth)
  • 2 leads with alligator clips
  • 2 wires with ring terminals
  • Aluminum foil tape
  • 4 self-adhesive rubber feet
  • Steel globe

Resources

Learning Values

Science
  • Electrical charges
  • Electricity production
  • Friction
  • Mechanical Energy
Technology
  • Data collection
  • Problem-solving
  • Safety
Engineering
  • Data analysis
  • Electricity/electronics
  • Specifications
Math
  • Logic
  • Measurements
  • Prediction

Specifications

  • Tools Required: Phillips screwdriver, small wrench or pliers, and scissors
  • Height: 10"

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