Charging of the Lyndon Jar
Purpose: To construct
a device capable of holding a static electricity charge.
For Lyndon Jar: One two liter soda bottle, aluminum
foil, scotch tape, glue, water, and scissors
For Induction Charging kit: One styrofoam plate,
one styrofoam cup, one aluminum pie tin, glue, piece of wool.
Construction of Lyndon Jar: First step is to
cut off the top half of the 2 liter bottle. Then glue, aluminum foil along
the inside of the bottom half. Then tape another strip of aluminum foil
around the outside. Cut off another strip of aluminum foil, and roll into
a long straight tube. Tape this vertically connected so that a portion
of it hangs above the top edge of the bottom half of the two liter bottle.
Fill the bottle with water and the lyndon jar is complete.
Construction of the Induction Kit: The only
step is to glue the styrofoam cup onto the aluminum pie tin.
Charging by Induction: The first step is to take
the wool, and rub the styrofoam plate. Once the plate is charged, hold
the pie tin by the styrofoam cup, and touch it with your other hand. Place
the pie tin on the styrofoam plate. While the two are together, touch the
pie tin to the outside edge of the lyndon jar. Then slide the pie tin horizontally
away from the jar, until it is off of the styrofoam plate. Finally, to
complete the cycle, touch the pie tin to the neck to the inner aluminum
foil. After repeating the process several times the lyndon jar will be
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