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Static electricity quizName:__________________
Match the words in the first column to the best available answer in the second column.

 

_____ insulator 1) a deficiency of electrons
 
_____ induction 2) a device for detecting the presence of electric charge
 
_____ charged 3) a term referring to matter having an excess or deficiency of electrons
 
_____ electroscope 4) a material that does not allow electric charges or heat to move freely on or through it
 
_____ lightning rod 5)an electric discharge caused by electrons jumping from one conductor to another through the air
 
_____ ground 6) to connect a conductor through some conducting material directly to the Earth
 
_____ positive 7) the process by which an object having an electric charge produces the opposite charge in a neighbouring object without actually touching it
 
_____ spark 8) a metal rod or wire attached to a building to prevent lightning damage by conducting the electrons to the ground