Positive Charge: Definition & Overview


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An atom has 10 protons, 12 neutrons, and 8 electrons. The atom is _____.

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1. Which of these statements is true?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Positive charges are important to be familiar with when studying electric charges, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of their characteristics and functions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on your knowledge of the following:

  • A type of atom
  • Your ability to identify a true statement in a list of options
  • Explain why hair stands up after rubbing it with a plastic comb
  • A material that conducts an electrical charge
  • The difference between an insulator and a conductor

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast conductors and insulators
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the effects of electrons
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a conductor of an electrical charge

Additional Learning

To learn more about electric charges, review the accompanying lesson, Positive Charge: Definition & Overview. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Differentiate between positive and negative charges
  • Know the properties of a positive charge
  • Familiarize yourself with the components of an atom
  • Understand what constitutes a charged atom
  • Define static electricity