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CENCO® Electrostatic System

The Cenco Electrostatic System includes materials for over 10 activities on electrostatic based topics. 

  • Included storage case makes lab set up and take down easy
  • Simple to set-up with all components easily accessible.
  • A full manual with detailed activities for both the teacher and the student is included along with scientific background on each topic.
Activities are designed to guide students to discover concepts but are styled so the instructor knows what equipment is needed for each activity.

Experiments topics include: electrostatics with rods and cloth, charge distribution on an object, types of charges, comparing magnetic and electrostatic forces, electroscope, insulator versus conductor, charging by induction and conduction, electrophorus, coulomb's law, charge inside a conductor, faraday's ice pail.

Included in the Kit:

Wool cloth 26 x 26 cm

Silk cloth

Glass rod

Ebonite rod

Perspex rod

Wire stirrup

Polyethylene strip

Gold leaf electroscope

Gold leaf

Glass panes that go on either side of the electroscope

Metal conducting knob to collect charge on top of the electroscope

Metal conducting plate to collect charge on top of the electroscope

Metal conducting bucket (Faraday Pail) to collect charge of top of the electroscope

Pith balls connected by string

Pith ball electroscope stand

Base for electroscope or metal conductive spheres

Metal conducting spheres with insulating post (one with hole in the top)

Electrophorus disk with handle

Square polyethylene tile

Neon tube

Reel of nylon filament Diameter 0.20mm, spool of 25 m

Small electrophorus disk with handle

Required but not included:

Small bits of paper several


Aluminum foil 10cm x 2cm strip

Scotch “magic” tape 1 roll

Paper clips

Water Enough to fill the small metal vials

Bar magnets



Assorted conductors and insulators

about 2cm thick and no more than 3cm in diameter (density cubes work well) 8

Analytical balance 1



Static charge sensor



Item # Description Unit Availability Price Quantity
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