An introduction to the structure of the atom and how static electricity occurs. Enjoy a hair-raising experience!
For more information about this program, contact:
Menzel Smith-Jones Brookhaven National Laboratory Bldg.400C – P.O. Box 5000 Upton, NY 11973-5000 631-344-4495 (phone) 631-344-7098 (fax) firstname.lastname@example.org
Students get an introduction to the structure of the atom and its role in producing static electricity. Students also have the opportunity to participate in demonstrations involving our Van de Graff generator and learn about the uses of the Tandem Van de Graff at BNL.
atom, electron, proton, neutron, static, current, Van de Graff generator, discharge, repel
Audience for This Program
1) Discover the difference between the two kinds of electricity- static and current.
2) Define discharge as the transfer of electrons from one object to another.