making-fractal-patterns-with-electricity

Welcome to Clip from Spiral logo

Interactive video lesson plan for: Making Fractal Patterns with Electricity

Activity overview:

WATCH OUTTAKES HERE: http://testu.be/1m4u7Uk

Watch Anthony and Tara slow down mini lightning bolts and make Lichtenberg figures in wood!

Experiment Tips:
- Do not soak wood board with saline solution, simply apply one or two sprays onto the wood to start the reaction.
- Place the nails closer together, about 4-6 inches apart, for a stronger charge bewtween the two nails.

List of Materials Used:
- Wood Pieces
- Saline Solution (water + salt)
- Nails
- Hammer
- Neon sign transformer or other high voltage supply
- Clamps/Chargers


Lichtenberg Figures and Snowflakes
http://chemistry.about.com/b/2005/09/11/lets-make-lichtenberg-figures.htm
Like snowflakes, every Lichtenberg figure is unique and is a natural work of art.

Why Salt Water?
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_does_a_salt_solution_conduct_electricity
Salt solutions conduct electricity because they dissociate into respective ions which gets attracted towards cathode or anode according to their charge and this movement of ions conduct electricity.

Lightning Branch Patterns
http://van.physics.illinois.edu/qa/listing.php?id=2290
Lightning bolts are effectively one-dimensional, but they must distribute electrical charge to a three-dimensional volume, and therefore must take jagged, branching paths to fill up the space in the most efficient manner.

No, this episode didn't make Anthony bleed. Buy the Bacon Band-Aids seen in the video here: http://mcphee.com/shop/bacon-bandages.html

========================
Join Anthony Carboni and Tara Long as they turn the world around them into a giant science experiment. New videos every Wednesday!

Watch Hard Science on TestTube: http://testtube.com/hardscience

Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=hardscienceshow

Watch extra footage from Hard Science here: http://testtube.com/hardscienceextras

Follow Hard Science on Twitter: http://twitter.com/hardscienceshow

Like Hard Science on Facebook: http://facebook.com/hardscienceshow

Add Hard Science on Google+: http://goo.gl/BKfY3U

Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni

Tara on Twitter: http://twitter.com/taralongest

Special thanks to our Science Advisors!

Kishore Hari: bayareascience.org

Zeke Kossover: www.kossover.net

Hard Science Crew:
Executive Producer: Barry Pousman
Producer: Nicolette Bethea
Shooter: Michael Baca
Second Shooter: Matt Piniol
Production Assistant: Kendall Long
Editor: Conor Gordon

Tagged under: hard science,testtube,anthony carboni,tara long,discovery,diy,science,science experiment,scishow,lab,science lab,experiment,real world,scientists,fun,Revision3,voice, ,demonstration,classroom experiment,electricity,thunder,Lichtenberg figures,pattern,lightning flowers,saline solution,salt water,cathode,anode,ions,conduct,charge,molecules,NaCl,Na+,Cl-,electrical field,roots,spark,nails,plywood,creation,test tube

Find more lesson plans like this:

About the SAT Writing Section: Structure, Patterns & Scoring

Clip makes it super easy to turn any public video into a formative assessment activity in your classroom.

Add multiple choice quizzes, questions and browse hundreds of approved, video lesson ideas for Clip

Make YouTube one of your teaching aids - Works perfectly with lesson micro-teaching plans

Play this activity

1. Students enter a simple code

2. You play the video

3. The students comment

4. You review and reflect

* Whiteboard required for teacher-paced activities

Share on:

Share Making Fractal Patterns with Electricity on Google+ Share Making Fractal Patterns with Electricity on Twitter Share Making Fractal Patterns with Electricity on Facebook Pin Making Fractal Patterns with Electricity Email Making Fractal Patterns with Electricity

Ready to see what else Spiral logo can do?

With four apps, each designed around existing classroom activities, Spiral gives you the power to do formative assessment with anything you teach.

Quickfire

Carry out a quickfire formative assessment to see what the whole class is thinking

Discuss

Create interactive presentations to spark creativity in class

Team Up

Student teams can create and share collaborative presentations from linked devices

Clip

Turn any public video into a live chat with questions and quizzes

1000s of teachers use Spiral to deliver awesome, engaging activities that capture students' understanding during lessons.

Now it's your turn Sign up

Spiral Reviews by Teachers and Digital Learning Coaches

Spiral
Review of Spiral by teacher: Kathryn Laster @kklaster

Tried out the canvas response option on @SpiralEducation & it's so awesome! Add text or drawings AND annotate an image! #R10tech

Spiral
Review of Spiral by teacher: Room 220 Math Stars @3rdgradeBCE

Using @SpiralEducation in class for math review. Student approved! Thumbs up! Thanks.

Spiral
Review of Spiral by teacher: Miss Ord @ordmiss

Absolutely amazing collaboration from year 10 today. 100% engagement and constant smiles from all #lovetsla #spiral

Spiral
Review of Spiral by teacher: Adam J. Stryker @strykerstennis

Students show better Interpersonal Writing skills than Speaking via @SpiralEducation Great #data #langchat folks!

Spiral
Review of Spiral by teacher: Dr Ayla Göl @iladylayla

A good tool for supporting active #learning.

Spiral
Review of Spiral by teacher: Brett Erenberg @BrettErenberg

The Team Up app is unlike anything I have ever seen. You left NOTHING out! So impressed!

Get the Clip Chrome Extension & Create Video Lessons in Seconds

Add Clip to Chrome