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Science 9 Static electricity
Charging by conduction
Charging an object by allowing it to come into contact with an object that already has an electrical charge
Charging by induction
bringing a charged object near a neutral object in order to charge the neutral object
materials that allow electric charges to flow through them easily
unit of charge
the attraction or repulsion between electric charges
negatively charged particles
push or pull that gives energy to an object
the transfer of excess charge through a conductor to Earth
materials that prevent electric charges from flowing through them easily
Laws of static charge
Physical laws that state that like charges repel, opposite charges attract, and neutral objects and charged objects attract each other.
Build up of electrons on an object
Van de Graaff generator
A device that uses friction to produce a large static charge on a metal dome.