My students need a Van der Graaf generator for a demonstration of electric fields to better understand both static electricity and currents.
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We all like our electronics. Bigger televisions, smaller phones and brighter screens catch consumer's attention. These developments in technology cannot be continued if current students don't work to develop them; and students need examples of the concepts they are learning!
Our rural North Carolina high school is not highly funded largely due to a poor surrounding economy.
The student body is largely diverse, with almost a perfect three way split between white, black and Hispanic students. Many of these poor students don't have access in their homes to current technology and new school materials.
A Van Der Graaf generator will greatly help our students understand the concepts involved in electricity. With it we can demonstrate how electric fields work while engaging students, causing them to become more interested in the concept of electricity as a whole. I hope that a student's hair being raised will also raise questions in their minds about how many of the concepts included in our class apply to their everyday lives.
More than a single concept in science, this project will help students in a poor, rural school enjoy the time they spend in the classroom.
I strongly believe that students learn more material in a more efficient manner if the presentation of the material interests them. I hope to catch every one of my student's attention with this project.
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