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What law states that charges are not created or destroyed?

The conservation of charge

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Name the method - when the transfer of electrons from one object to another by rubbing

Friction

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Name the method - the transfer of electrons from a charged object to another object by direct contact

Conduction

3

Name the method - the movement of electrons to one part of an object by the electric field of another object

Induction

4

When you take your clothes out of the dryer, why do they stick together

They stick together because one is positive and the other is negative so opposites attract

5

What instrument detects an electrical charge?

Electroscope

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Why do the leaves of an electroscope repel each other when a charged object touches the metal knob?

Because the object is negative and the electrons travel all the way down into the leaves and make them negative since they are the same they repel

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What happens when a negatively charged object and a positively charged objects are brought near each other?

Since they are opposites they attract electrons transfer until both objects have the same charge

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The loss of static electricity as electric charges from one object to another is called ____________

Static discharge

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Is the following sentence true or false? Lightning is an example of static discharge.

True