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Static Electricity

TermDefinition
Element A substance that contains all of the same atoms
Attraction
Repulsion
Electric field A region around a charged object where the objects electric force is exerted on other charged objects
Electricity The interaction between electric charges
Static electricity The build up of charges on an object
Electrical discharge The loss of static electricity as electric charges transfer from one object to another
Electroscope An instrument that can detect an electric charge
Particle Protons Neutrons Electrons location in the atom in the nucleus in the nucleus in the outside shell charge positive neutral negative
What is the rule that all charges behave according to the rule that all charges behave according to is that opposites attract
Method friction induction conduction Example rubbing an object on your hair rubbing an object on your hair and then holding the object to the wall rubbing a rod in a wool cloth and then touching the knob with the rod
Explain why a persons hair rises when their hands are placed on a Van de Graff generator a persons hair rises when their hands are placed on a Van de Graff generator because the generator creates a huge build up of static electrical charge on the shiny metal dome
Explain why the metal leaves in an electroscope separate when the metal ball is touched by a charged rod the metal leaves in an electroscope separate when the metal ball is touched by a charged rod because when you charge a rod and then you touch the metal ball the negative charge will transfer from the rod to the metal leaves to make the leaves split
What is lightning? What is thunder? Explain how lightning can strike something on the ground Lightning is an example of a huge spark of static electricity. Thunder is a loud rumbling or crash
Atom The smallest particle of an element that still has the properties of that element
Created by: JessN