"Capacitors" Trailer (Teen class)

Students experiment with several different sizes of capacitors to discover how electrical charge can be stored and released, and what happens if you short out a capacitor. This relates to electricity, voltage, amperage, resistance, heat, capacitors, leyden jars, static electricity, and storing charge. This video also includes one of Mr. Mac’s crazy stories, “Evil Mister Fred’s Unicycle Attack,” to help students remember the lesson. Difficulty: Medium

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