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Electricity 1-1


Electric Charge A property of electrons and protons, electrons carry a negative charge and protons carry a positive charge.
Atoms The smallest particle of and element that has the properties of that element.
Electons A negatively charged particle that orbits the nucleus of an atom. (they move)
Protons A positively charge particle that is part of a atoms nucleus.
Neutron A particle with 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 charged move off an object.
Electric Field The field around charged particles that exerts a force on other charged particles.
Friction (Rubbing) A force that is exerted when two substances are rubbed together; electrons are transferred by the rubbing.
Conduction (Touching) 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 of another object.
Conservation Of Charge The law that states that charges are neither created or destroyed.
Electroscope An instrument used to detect electric charge.
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