Static electricity



Electricity can be thought of as being as one of two types – current electricity or static electricity.  Current electricity involves charges that flow around an electric circuit, and was covered in detail in Topic 10.  In this video, we’ll learn about charges which don’t flow, their importance, and their effects – from sticky balloons to lightning bolts.

Key Words

attraction, positive, negative, electron, insulator, charge, static, attract, repel, static electricity, spark, balloon, Van de Graaff generator, sparking, refuelling, earthing, earth wire, plane, airplane, car, automobile, anti-static wrist strap, electrostatic spraying, repulsion