Lab Directory

 

 

Lab 1 – Electrostatics: Charging Objects by Friction

Act 1 – Charging Objects by Friction

            Act 2 – Electrical Forces between Charged Objects

            Act 3 – Forces between a Charged Object and an Uncharged Object

            Act 4 – Sneaky Static

Lab 2 – Electrostatics: Detection of Charge

            Act 1 – Using the UVa Electroscope to Detect the Presence of Charge

            Act 2 – Conductor or Insulator?

            Act 3 – Movement of Charges in a Conductor

Lab 3 – Charging by Induction

            Act 1 – Charging the Electroscope by Induction

            Act 2 – Bending a Stream of Water by Induction

            Act 3 – The Firefly

            Act 4 – Electrophorus

Lab 4 – Van de Graaff Generator

            Act 1 – Determining the Polarity of Charge on the Handheld VDG

            Act 2 – Flying Saucer

            Act 3 – Electric Levitation

            Act 4 – Faraday Cage

Lab 5 – CoulombÕs Inverse Square Law

            Act 1 – Measurement of Charge on Two Suspended Pith Balls

            Act 2 – Verifying CoulombÕs Inverse Square Law

            Act 3 – Electroscope Calibration

            Act 4 – Visualization of Electric Field Lines

Lab 6 – Simple Circuit, Breadboard, and Multimeter

            Act 1 – Simple Circuit

            Act 2 – Breadboard

            Act 3 – Using the Multimeter to Measure Voltage

            Act 4 – Using the Multimeter to Measure Resistance

            Act 5 – Using the Multimeter to Measure Current

Lab 7 – OhmÕs Law

            Act 1 – Recognition of Parts and Measurements of Resistance

            Act 2 – OhmÕs Law V = IR

            Act 3 – Series Combination of Resistors

            Act 4 – Parallel Combination of Resistors

Lab 8 – KirchhoffÕs Laws

            Act 1 – KirchhoffÕs Junction Law

            Act 2 – KirchhoffÕs Loop Law

Lab 9 – Capacitors

            Act 1 – How to Measure Capacitance

            Act 2 – Construction of a Capacitor

            Act 3 – Capacitors in Parallel and Series

            Act 4 – Analyzing an RC Circuit

Lab 10 – Magnetism

            Act 1 – Properties of Magnetism

            Act 2 – Magnetic Field

            Act 3 – Strength of the Magnetic Field around the Magnet

Lab 11 – Oersted and Ampere

            Act 1 – OestedÕs Experiment

            Act 2 – Solenoid

            Act 3 – Wire Swing

Lab 12 – Electromagnetism

            Act 1 – Semi-quantitative Paperclip Pickup Experiment I

            Act 2 – Semi-quantitative Paperclip Pickup Experiment II

            Act 3 – Simple Loudspeaker

Lab 13 – Faraday and LenzÕs Law

            Act 1 – FaradayÕs Experiment

            Act 2 – FaradayÕs Experiment with a Transformer and an LED

            Act 3 – Magnetic Braking

            Act 4 – Magnet into a Coil of Wire

Lab 14 – Electric Motor

            Act 1 – Simplest Motor

            Act 2 – Motor as a Generator

            Act 3 – Motor Efficiency