With the Faraday Ice Pail, students can use the Electrometer to measure charge as well as potential.
Touch the Proof Plane to the point of interest on the charged body, then place the Proof Plane inside the Ice Pail. The Electrometer reading will be directly proportional to the charge on the Proof Plane.
The Faraday Ice Pail is 10 cm in diameter and 15 cm deep. It is made of wire mesh, so it is easy to see what is going on inside. The outside shield has a diameter of 15 cm.
Perform the following experiments and more with the Faraday Ice Pail.
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