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.  In this  short video, we’ll learn about charges which don’t flow, their importance, and their effects – from sticky balloons to lightning bolts.

Key Words

static electricity, spark, balloon, positive, Van de Graaff generator, negative, electron, insulator, charge, static, attract, repel