photo credit: Casey Henkle; image source; larger image
This photo shows Dr. Megavolt--particle physicist Austin Richards--wearing a metal body-suit in one of his Tesla coil performances. The Tech section of Dr. MegaVolt explains the physics of the Tesla coil. Also, don't miss the Gallery of photos and videos, reached from a nav button on the Dr. Megavolt homepage.
(This feature was updated on December 1, 2011.)
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Charge and Carry
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To learn about electrostatic charge, go to PhET simulations and click on "Balloons and Static Electricity" and "John Travoltage."
For activities on electricity, try the Exploratorium's Electrical Fleas and Charge and Carry.
(This feature was updated on May 6, 2013.)