Simple Science with Ratticus Finch: Episode #02 Resistors

Simple Science #02: Resistors, Join the Resistance!

In Episode #02 of Simple Science, Ratticus returns to explore the world of electronics by studying one of its simplest components: resistors. In Activity One, Ratticus uses a digital multimeter to measure the resistance of several different types of resistors and makes an interesting discovery about apples. In Activity Two, Ratticus uses a homemade variable resistor to modify a simple tone generator into an electronic instrument.

About Ratticus:

Ratticus started performing in 1999 as the lead guitarist of the “Dixieland Possum Band.”  After a break of over ten years, Ratticus has returned with a passion for science education and video.  Inspired by the words of Jules Verne, Ratticus’ vision for science education is to present complex scientific principles in a clear and simplistic format while preserving the awe and wonder inherent to scientific discovery.

Everything great in science and art is simple. What can be less complicated than the greatest discoveries of humanity – gravitation, the compass, the printing press, the steam engine, the electric telegraph?     -Jules Verne


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Randy Kilgore is a scientist, inventor, costumer, tour guide, and member of the Puppeteers of America. His works include numerous original creations, costumes, props, and educational presentations. When not experimenting in his workshop, he enjoys collecting curios and spending time with his beautiful wife and cats.