Science - Static Electricity

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Science - Static Electricity
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2012-05-05 08:39:43
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Static Electricity
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  1. What is static electricity?
    This is caused when a material loses electrons
  2. Give an example of static electricity
    When a TV is working its screen becomes charged which attracts dust
  3. Does a material become positively or negatively charged when it picks up electrons?
    Negatively charged
  4. Does a material become positively or negatively charged when it loses electrons?
    Positively charged
  5. State two advantages of static electricity
    To remove soot from the chimneys

    Photocopiers
  6. Give two disadvantages of static electricity
    It may cause sparks

    A person can get a small electric shock when they touch a car door

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