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What is static discharge?

When objects that are charged by static electricity release their charge

1

Give three examples of static discharge

Lightening
Friction
Induction
Conduction

2

What is lightening?

Natures most dramatic example of static electrical discharge

3

What causes thunder?

As electrons jump they produce intense light and heat. The extreme heat expands the air and vibrates

4

Which is the safest place to wait out a storm?

The car because the tires are rubber

5

Which is the most hazardous place to be in a storm?

A metal building because metal conducts electricity

6

Explain how cumulonimbus clouds become electrically charged. What method of charging is this?

The cloud becomes electrically charged by wind this method is called friction

7

What method of static charge makes the objects on the ground charged?

Induction

8

What charge will the ground have?

Negative

9

What causes thunder?

As electrons jump they produce intense light and heat, this is thunder, the extreme heat expands the air and vibrates

10

Define static electrical discharge

When objects that are charged by static electricity release their charge

11

List another example of static electrical discharge

Lightning