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How is static electricity caused?
Static electricity is caused by friction.
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What happens when two insulating materials are rubbed together?
Electrons are scraped off one and dumped on the other.
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Which material is left positively charged?
The one with electrons scraped off. Electrons are negatively charged so is left positively charged.
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What are charged particles called?
Ions.
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Do two things wiht opposite charges repel or attract?
Attract.
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What is the patch of electrons that are trying to repel called?
Static electricity because the electrons cannot move away from eachother although they are repelling.
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What are some life circumstances that static electricity is responsible for?
Attracting dust, clinging clothes and bad hair todays.
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