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Electricity Vocab.

Electric Charge A property of electrons and protons.
Atoms The smallest particle in an element that has the properties of that element.
Electrons A negatively shaped particle , that orbits the nucleus of an atom.
Protrons A positively charged particle that is a part of an atom's nucleus.
Neutrons They have no charge because they are neutral.
Static Electricity A build up of charges on an object.
Static Discharge The loss of static electricity as electric charges move off an object.
Electric Field A field around changed particles that exerts a force on other changed particles.
Friction A force that is exerted when two substances are rubbed together . Electrons are transferred.
Conduction A method of charging an object by allowing electrons to flow directly from one object to another.
Induction A method of electrically charging an object by means of the electric field around another object.
Conservation of Charge The law that states that changes are neither created nor destroyed.
Electroscope An instrument used to detect electric charge.
Created by: 21martim