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Static Electricity

Basics of Static Electricity Static electricity is the buildup of electrical charges on the surface of some object or material. Static electricity is usually created when materials are pulled apart or rubbed together, causing positive (+) charges to collect on one material and negative (−) charges on the other surface. Results from static electricity may be sparks, shocks or materials clinging together. This lesson will answer those questions. Description of static electricity Static electricity...

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Static Electricity

Definition Of Static Electricity Static electricity is the buildup of electrical charges on the surface of some object or material. Static electricity is usually created when materials are pulled apart or rubbed together, causing positive (+) charges to collect on one material and negative (−) charges on the other surface. Results from static electricity may be sparks, shocks or materials clinging together. Static electricity is the accumulation of electrical charges on the surface...

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Static Electricity

Static Electricity Everything is made up of tiny particles called atoms. The atoms are made up of even smaller parts called protons, electrons and neutrons. Protons have a positive charge (+), electrons have a negative charge (-) and neutrons have no charge at all, they are neutral. Atoms normally have the same amount of electrons and protons, making them neutral and having no charge. When rubbing things together, electrons can move from one atom to another, resulting in some atoms having extra...

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Hazards of static electricity

 Hazards of Static Electricity; Lightning Lightning is a massive electrostatic discharge between the electrically charged regions within clouds or between a cloud and the surface of a planet. It is the sudden high-current discharge caused by the atmosphere’s electrical breakdown. Lightning is also one of the most deadly natural phenomena known to man. Lightning is an electric current; thus within a thundercloud up in the sky, many small bits of ice (frozen...

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Physics 151 Lab 1 Static Electricity

Static Electricity Physics Lab #1 June 24, 2011 Purpose The purpose of this experiment is to explain the different aspects of static electricity, including effects of electrical charges on small-uncharged objects, electrical attraction and repulsion, creation of electrical charge, practical uses of electrical charges, and measurement of electrical force between electrical charges. Findings Electric current is the flow of electric charge. Some materials become electrically charged when rubbed...

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Electricity Report

Electricity was first researched by Thales of Miletos around 600BC. He conducted a few experiments on static electricity in which he believed that friction made amber become magnetized. Other than the fact that people knew that eels produced electric shocks, electricity was little more than an intellectual curiosity for over 2000 years. Until 1600 when someone from England discovered the lodestone effect when amber with static would attract small objects towards it. In the 18th century, Benjamin...

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static electricity

2 devices that use static electricity to funtion 1. Van de Graaff generator When the motor is turned on, the lower roller (charger) begins turning the belt. The belt is made of rubber and the lower roller is covered in silicon tape, the lower roller begins to build a negative charge and the belt builds a positive charge. Silicon is more negative than rubber so the lower roller is receiving electrons from the belt when it goes over the roller. The positively charged atomic nuclei, try to...

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Experiment in Physics

balloon and pieces of papers you can understand further static electricity and charges. And how it is produced. Introduction Have you ever wondered why rubbing a balloon make pieces of paper attract with it? The effect is due to static electricity, but how is the static electricity made, and why does it make pieces of papers attract in the balloon? Static electricity is the buildup of electrical charge in an object. Sometimes static electricity can suddenly discharge, such as when a bolt of lightning...

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How electrostatics influence our lives

ELECTROSTATICS INFLUENCE OUR LIVES? INTRODUCTION We all are familiar with the term electricity which comes from batteries and which is used to light bulbs, buzzers, and other electrical devices. We also know that conductors are those objects which conduct electricity easily and insulators do not conduct electricity at all. This is basic knowledge but right now we are going into detail about electricity and static electricity. ELECTROSTATICS Many of us have this wrong concept in our mind that insulators...

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Static Electricity and Hair Color The Effect of Static Electricity on Hair Color Jennifer Miller Life Science 7th Grade Gainesville Middle School Abstract………………………………………………………………………………………...…3 Introduction……………………………………………………………………………………..4-5 Materials and Methods………………………………………………………………………....…6 Data……………………………………………………………………………………………..7-8 Results………………………………………………………………………………………….....9 Conclusion…………………………………………………………………………………….....10 Work Cited…………………………………………………………………………………...

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