For many years, the Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics’ Outreach Program got students electrified about learning physics using a Tesla Coil which generates dazzling electrical arcs about 5 feet (1.5 meters) in length. We would bring a Tesla Coil Demonstration to many schools to get the students charged up to learn about physics.
Tesla Coil Archive:
Our last Tesla Coil Demo was held in January of 2011.
|Tesla Coil Presentation at Orcutt Academy makes the Santa Maria Times!! Check out the video!!|
Tesla Coil Presentation at Maker Faire 2008 appears in a New York Times article!
Tesla Coil Presentation at Maker Faire 2008 appears in a 2nd New York Times article!
|March 2008 Tesla Coil Presentation at Paso Robles HS makes the news!|
|Online news article about our Tesla Coil program and one of our professors.|
|Quicktime Movie from Aptos High School Summer Program (50 meg)|
|German News Broadcast Quicktime Movie from Independence High School (2 meg)|
|News story in the Santa Cruz Sentinel regarding our Tesla Coil Demonstration at Spring Hill Elementary. (Online)|
|A brief story in the Palo Alto Weekly newspaper regarding the demo we did at Palo Alto High School on March 5th, 2004.|