My school district requires that each high school senior complete what's called a "Graduation Project," in which the student makes a project of their choice that relates to their academics. There's no specific requirements about the actual project, just the completion of different components (i.e. a writing component, a presentation/speech, etc.) along with the project. I am choosing my Physics II class to be the base my project and still have to talk to my physics teachers about what I have in mind. I thought I'd propose my idea here on good ol' PF to see what you all think. I want to build a small, tabletop tesla coil that uses as little voltage as possible to demonstrate the nature of electricity and conductivity. The things I need to know are: Is this even practical for a student with one year of physics behind him? Is it going to be expensive? Is this something I can accomplish on my own with some detailed instructions and some research? I hope I'm not coming off as impractical or unknowledgable. This is just one idea I have. Feedback?