Static Electricity

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What is static electricity caused by?
Friction
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When two insulating materials rub together, what moves?
Electrons
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What charge are electrons?
Negative
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What charge are protons?
Positive
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What do electrically charged objects do to small objects around them?
Attract them
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What is the name of a material that rods are typically made out of?
Polythene
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What is the name of another material that rods are typically made out of?
Acetate
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With a polythene rod, where do the electrons move from and to?
They move from the duster to the rod
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With a acetate rod, where do the electrons move from and to?
They move from the rod to the duster
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What is a positive static charge caused by?
Electrons moving elsewhere
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What is a negative static charge caused by?
Electrons moving to the area/material
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What can electrical charges move easily through?
Conductors
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