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  • October 9, 2018

    How Good is My Graaff?

    So you have a Van de Graaff generator and you want to know how good it is? (Yes, that’s two ‘a’s and two ‘f’s after Robert J. Van de Graaff, the inventor). Well, turns out the proof is in the electrical pudding, or rather the electric arcs the Van de Graaff generator can create. I’m not lying! The voltage of a Van de Graaff generator can be measured by its ability to shock you!
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  • September 29, 2016

    What is a Lab Stand?

    One of the most fundamental pieces of science equipment is the lab stand. In this article we explore what each piece of the lab stand is and how it's used. If you're interested in setting up a home or garage lab, take a look.
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  • September 14, 2016

    Exploring hBARSCI's Molecular Model Kits

    hBARSCI offers over 20 different molecular model kits to aid in the study of organic and inorganic chemistry. Molecules are small and can be tough to conceptualize, but with these sets you'll be able to build and manipulate thousands of different compounds.
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  • September 9, 2016

    Making the Most of hBARSCI’s Rock and Mineral Specimens

    For those of you interested in digging a little deeper into hBARSCI's geology collection, the individual rock and mineral specimens allow lots of flexibility. Here are just a few examples of sets you can build yourself. What kind of combinations will you come up with?
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  • June 5, 2015

    Understanding Van De Graaffs

      The van de Graaff generator is a simple device designed to create large voltages with low current.  It can be used to dynamically demonstrate several physical concepts, including: electrostatics, conservation of charge, conduction, and ionization.    Which Van de...

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