What happens when you plug a pickle into an electrical outlet? Just what is the “static” that makes your socks stick together when they come out of the dryer? Here we’ll explore electric charges, forces, and fields.
Brian, Claire and Madeline try their hand and making and breaking circuits!
Brian meets Claire and Madeline, a couple of Junior Broadcasters from Tavelli Elementary School in Fort Collins. Together they begin to explore electricity.
This week, Rachel shows us an awesome experiment which uses electricity to heat up the graphite in a pencil lead, making it glow very bright!
We typically think of glass as an insulator, but it will conduct electricity if it gets hot enough!
A ground fault protected cable passes electricity through a pickled cucumber, this produces a surprising glowing effect in the cucumber.
Brian, Taylor and Bailey experiment with a magnet, a coil of wire, and an electric guitar. This is how a pickup works on an electric stringed instrument such as a guitar or bass.