5 Safe Experiments using a Van De Graaff!

The Van de Graaff generator is amongst the most recognisable pieces of apparatus in the school science laboratory, and in school, it is used for dramatic, memorable demonstrations involving electrostatics and very high voltages! 

Every school science department which teaches about static electricity should consider purchasing a Van de Graaff.

There are several exciting and stimulating electrostatic demonstrations that can be carried out with the Van de Graaff generator, but because of the high voltages involved (up to 30 kV) there is an amount of trepidation among those unfamiliar with them.

This guide aims to help overcome this by providing 5 safe, easy experiments that can be carried out with a Van de Graaff generator.

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