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LSH PS 13A

Electricity

TermDefinition
Static Electricity Accumulation of excess charge
The Law of Conservation of Charge Charges are not created or destroyed; they can be transferred from one object to another
Conductor A material that allows the free flow of electrons
Insulator A material that does not allow electrons to move easily
Electric field A field of force that surrounds every electric charge
Induction A transfer of charge without contact
Neutral object An object with balanced positive and negative charges
Proton A positively charged subatomic particle found in the nucleus of an atom
Electron A negatively charged subatomic particle found outside of the nucleus of an atom
Lightning A discharge of static electricity on a large scale
Grounding Providing a path for a charge to reach the earth
Neutron A subatomic particle with no charge
Subatomic particle A particle that is part of an atom