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ERIC Number: EJ1099803
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-May
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Music through the Skin--Simple Demonstration of Human Electrical Conductivity
Vollmer, M.; Möllmann, K. P.
Physics Education, v51 n3 Article 034002 May 2016
The conduction of electricity is an important topic for any basic physics course. Issues of safety often results in teacher demonstration experiments in front of the class or in extremely simple though--for students--not really fascinating (not to say boring) hands on activities for everybody using 1.5 V batteries, cables and light bulbs etc. Here we briefly review some basic facts about conduction of electricity through the human body and report a simple, safe, and awe inspiring electrical conduction experiment which can be performed with little preparation by a teacher involving the whole class of say 20 students.
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Language: English
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