This was submitted to the American Association of Physics Teachers Conference in Ann Arbor, MI.
Albert Einsteins Nobel Prize winning photoelectric effect has been demonstrated for many years quite effectively, yet now it can be done with simple household items. Past versions used specialized blacklights or carbon-arc lamps to show any effect. This version takes advantage of the currently popular germ sanitizer lights, which are much more affordable and portable. It also uses aluminum pop cans instead of zinc plates and Christmas tree tinsel instead of standard electroscopes.
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