Field Mapper Kit

Product Code: PK-9023


Start by investigating standard electrostatic configurations, such as point sources, dipoles, and capacitors. Then go further. You might, for example, investigate whether a person is safe in a car, under a tree, or on top of a flag pole in a thunder storm. Or you might create an electrostatic model of fluid flow to show that water flows fastest in the narrowest portion of a hose.


  • Complete kit
  • Complete manual
  • Measure electric fields directly
  • Measure potentials directly
  • No mess
  • Inexpensive
  • Easy storage

Typical Experiments

  • Dipoles of Like Charges
  • Dipoles of Opposite Charges
  • Parallel Plate Capacitor
  • Point Source and Guard Ring (cylindrical capacitor)
  • Floating Electrode

How It Works

With this kit students can map both the potentials and the electric fields around any conceivable system of two-dimensional charged conductors. The procedure is simple:

  1. Draw any electrode
  2. Plot the equipotentials
  3. Plot the electric field

What’s Included

  • 50x Conductive paper with cm grid: 23 x 30 cm (50 sheets)
  • 10x pushpins
  • 3x wires
  • 1x Conductive ink pen and circular template
  • 1x Plastic tray with corkboard top: 32 x 48 cm
  • 1x Instruction manual with 10 experiments

Product Specifications

Conductive Paper with grid 23 x 30 cm (50 sheets)
Plastic Tray 32 x 48 cm

Required Accessories

1x Basic Digital Multimeter SE-9786A
1x Triple Output Power Supply SE-8587

Perform the following experiments and more with the Field Mapper Kit.
Visit PASCO’s Experiment Library to view more activities.