# What are some questions about static electricity?

## What are some questions about static electricity?

Static electricity test questions

• What are all substances made from?
• What happens to an atom if it gains an electron?
• What charge are electrons?
• Which is an example of the build-up of static electricity?
• What will happen to two objects with the same static charge?

## How does rubbing of materials cause static electricity to build up?

Static electricity can be created by rubbing one object against another object. This is because the rubbing releases negative charges, called electrons, which can build up on one object to produce a static charge.

What happens when you rub something against static electricity?

Other times, static electricity can cause objects to cling to each other, like socks fresh out of the dryer. The static cling is an attraction between two objects with different charges, positive (+) and negative (–). You can create static electricity by rubbing one object against another object.

Which is the best example of static electricity?

Walking across a carpeted floor and getting a shock when touching a door knob or other metal object is an example of static electricity.

### Can you use a comb to experiment with static electricity?

The stream should move to try and touch the comb. It’s pretty cool that static electricity can affect both water and paper in the same way! You can also use the same charging process to pull in light objects to the comb like dirt, fuzz, or sequins. You’ll need these things before you can do this electricity experiment.

### How are negative and positive charges related in static electricity?

Opposite charges attract each other (negative to positive). Like charges repel each other (positive to positive or negative to negative). Most of the time positive and negative charges are balanced in an object, which makes that object neutral. Static electricity is the result of an imbalance between negative and positive charges in an object.