Greased Lightning

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Title Greased Lightning
Description Purpose: To determine the likelihood of getting a "carpet shock" (based on controllable variables), and to avoid or produce such shocks under a series of challenging conditions. NOTE: Due to changes in the scientific model applied to the new HTML5 version of the sim, some of the exercises in "Greased Lightning" will not work in that version. I strongly recommend using the "classic" Java applet version of John Travoltage for "Greased Lightning". Classroom teachers using school email addresses can obtain the answer key. Send your request for "Greased Lightning Answer Key" to
Subject Physics
Level High School, Undergrad - Intro
Type Homework, Lab
Duration 30 minutes
Answers Included No
Language Engleski
Keywords Conceptual Physics Tech Lab, conduction, electrostatics, phyz, triboelectricity
Simulation(s) Johntra Volta

Author(s) Dean Baird, Paul G. Hewitt
Contact Email
School / Organization Rio Americano High School
Date submitted 2010.05.16
Date updated 2014.10.19