“Shark nose” electrostatic field detector

Using a FET (Field effect transistor) allows students to turn on or off the flow of current to an LED depending on their proximity to static electricity. This is similar to how a shark’s nose works. Sharks have intensely sensitive noses that react to electric 

Science Project Ideas

Science Project Ideas

Every year in my physics class we have a culminating science project due at the end of the year.  This project replaces the old final exam since the students are constantly being bombarded with other standardized tests like TAKS, STARR and EOC. I wanted for 

Radioshack Electronics Learning Lab

Radioshack Electronics Learning Lab

These are videos and thoughts on the amazing Radio Shack Electronic Learning Lab.  If you are into circuit bending or building audio circuits, this kit is worth the money.  It’s around $70 new, but worth it.  My students all use this during the electricity portion