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The Sun Causes Lightning On Earth!

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The Sun Causes Lightning On Earth!

You thought you were SO smart! You thought you KNEW where lightning came from, but you don’t. Because it comes from the SUN. Howdy light bulbs, Trace here comin’ atcha from DNews with your weekly space update! Lightning is a fairly common way for nature to showcase its raw power. Molecules in the clouds bump […]

Electrostatics Kit – Tech Tips with Vernier

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Electrostatics Kit – Tech Tips with Vernier

Measure. Analyze. Learn. This is the Vernier Electrostatics Kit. It’s used, maybe, with our charge sensor for some of the electrostatics experiments. Just a brief overview of what comes with the kit. A big part of the Electrostatics Kit is the cage and pail apparatus. So, we have the cage here, with the pail that […]

Homemade Van de Graaff Generator

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Homemade Van de Graaff Generator

Hello and welcome to SciJoy. Today we are going to learn about Van de Graff Generators and makes some out of household items. To figure out materials we can use for our generator, we need to look at the triboelectric series and the principles of static electricity. Static electricity is created when two materials rub […]

2016 Bee Report – Family Plot

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2016 Bee Report – Family Plot

Bee-whisperer David, you’re here to talk about bees. So how are the bees doing? – Well, we just received the annual report from the USDA NASS Report and from Bee Informed Partnership. From April of last year to April of this year we’ve lost 44% of ’em. – [Chris] Wow! – That’s a huge number. […]

NATURAL PHENOMENON Part 1 – Physics Class 8th CBSE #13

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NATURAL PHENOMENON Part 1 – Physics Class 8th CBSE #13

In the previous grade you must have learnt about natural phenomenas like winds, storms and cyclones, and their destructive powers they can have. Next, we’ll explore some more powerful natural phenomenon like Lightning and earthquakes. But to do that, in this lesson we will learn about electric charges. Electric charges are positive or negative and […]

Cow Farts Blow Up A Barn!

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Cow Farts Blow Up A Barn!

This always happens. You get a bunch of cows together, and it’s moo, moo, moo. The next thing you know, boom. They raise the roof. Howdy, heifers. This is D News. I’m Trace. Dateline January 27, 2014. A barn in Rasdorf, Germany containing 90 cows was rocked by an explosion. And a buildup of methane […]

Two Dogs Explain Electricity | Animated Storytime

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Two Dogs Explain Electricity | Animated Storytime

TOBY 1 Mississippi, 2 Mississippi, 3 Mississippi- [THUNDER] TOBY Wow! Must be close! PIDGE Who? TOBY The Lightning! PIDGE Lightning? TOBY Yeah that big light in the sky! PIDGE The sun! TOBY No, not this time. The lightning was that big flash just now. PIDGE Did someone take our picture? TOBY They should, we look […]

How to Become a Water Bender using a Balloon & Static Charge – Let’s Do Science!

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How to Become a Water Bender using a Balloon & Static Charge – Let’s Do Science!

So, in this video I am going to totally show you a great way to show Science in your kitchen. By becoming a water bender! All you need for this video is a balloon so let’s blow it up (sounds of a balloon being blown up) And tie it off. And then… all we need […]

Flying Tinsel Experiment (Static charge flying tinsel)

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NOV 2010 P2 Q 6 – Static Electricity

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NOV 2010 P2 Q 6 – Static Electricity

Part ai): Indicate the direction of flow of electons. Electrons are negative charges. They will flow towards the terminal with a positive potential. Part aii) Draw the charges on the sphere. As electrons have flown to the positive terminal, the sphere has more positive charges than negative charges. So, the sphere is positively charged. The […]