Electricity & Magnetism

Slow Motion Switch

Moving the switch handle to the right, begins to break the circuit created by pressing the green button. A gap is created that the electricity must jump across. When the electricity jumps through the air, it makes a bright spark (just like lightning only smaller). Pulling the switch handle all the way to the right makes a gap in the circuit that is too wide for the electricity to jump across, and the three lights go out.