Static Electricity Revision questions for AQA GCSE Physics

Questions on Static Electricity

  1. What happens to certain insulating materials that are rubbed against each other?
  2. What is rubbed off one material and onto the other?
  3. What happens to the material that gains the negative charge?
  4. What happens to the material that loses the negative charge?
  5. What happens when two electrically charged objects are brought close together?
  6. What can you say about the force when the two objects carry the same type of charge?
  7. What can you say about the force when the two objects carry different types of charge?
  8. Are attraction and repulsion a contact of a non-contact force?
  9. How does sparking occur?

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Excellent Phet Simulations on Static Electricity

  1. https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations/john-travoltage
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