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Mini-Quiz: Materials that Cause Static Electricity

by Ron Kurtus (revised 25 July 2016)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.



1. What happens to a material that collects electrons on its surface?

It has a negative charge

It has a positive charge

It shoots off sparks

2. Rubbing which materials together would produce the most static electricity?

Leather and Teflon

Dry skin and cat fur

Wood and paper

3. If you combed your hair with a plastic comb, which would give up its electrons?

Your hair

The comb

Your skin, if it was dry

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Physics. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.


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Triboelectri Series - Lisiting of materials from SiliconFarEast.com

Triboelectric effect - Wikipedia

Triboelectric Charging of Common Objects - Applications from the University of Rochester

Background of Triboelectric Effect - Harvard University

Electrostatic voltmeter - Wikipedia

Static Electricity Resources

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Top-rated books on Electrostatics


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