physics: Static Electricity By: Ishaan Romana & Bryce stewartson

What is it

Static Electricity is a stationary electric charge and is usually caused by an imbalance in the number of protons and electrons in a substance.

How does it happen

When an electrostatic charge is made from two negative positive or neutral charges to become an electrostatic charge. For an electrostatic charge to occur There are three ways friction, conduction, or induction.

Friction

Friction is one of the ways that you can have an electrostatic charge. For an electrostatic charge to occur using friction opposite charges must rub against each other. If protons rub onto the electrons and there becomes an imbalance of protons to electrons there can become an electrostatic charge.

Conduction

Conduction is another way you can have an electrostatic charge. This is charging by touching as explained in this image.

Induction

Induction is also another way of charging to get an electrostatic charge. This is charging by not touching as this image explains and shows.

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