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K5-11. Battery Model

Purpose

Simple model of a battery using a human as the source of energy.

Equipment

Two triangular tracks with mounting supports, four ball bearings, stabilizing brick.

Setup Time

5 minutes.

Images

k5-11

Description

The instructor acts as a "battery," raising the potential of the ball bearing "electrons." The electrical potential is expended as the ball bearings flow down to a point of lower potential energy, whereupon the instructor (battery) raises them again to repeat the process.

K. Electromagnetic Principles

K. Electromagnetic Principles

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